A Punta Gorda conglomerate recently acquired Collier Enterprises, a Naples-based real estate investment and development firm founded in 1976 by grandsons of Barron Gift Collier Sr., the namesake of Collier County.  

The Tarpon Blue Family of Companies, which owns and operates a variety of entities that focus on the acquisition and management of agricultural, development and natural resource assets across the nation, purchased Collier Enterprises in early October for an undisclosed amount, according to a company statement. Collier Enterprises manages a broad portfolio of businesses engaged in real estate investment and development, agricultural operations and private equity investments.  

Following the sales process between the companies’ shareholders, Collier Enterprises’ management, corporate entities and names of all operations will remain the same, said Ken Smith, president and CEO of Tarpon Blue Companies.

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