Since the beginning of 2013, several of the West Michigan region’s public companies have been gobbling up acquisitions at a rapid pace. The half-dozen companies below have been among the most active, completing 30 acquisitions with a combined value of more than $12.9 billion over the past 21 months.
The structure of the “transformational” merger last year that created SpartanNash Inc. set the Byron Center-based company on a course to take advantage of the growing consolidation trend in the supermarket industry.
Kalamazoo-based Zeigler Auto Group Inc. has acquired the Rosen Nissan store in Gurnee, Ill., said President Aaron Zeigler.
Revue Holding Company Inc. – the parent company of MiBiz – announced today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Dogs Unleashed, a lifestyle publication for dog owners and canine enthusiasts.
Grand Angels recently invested in three companies: Ablative Solutions in Kalamazoo, Tetra Discovery Partners in Grand Rapids, and Altus Brands in Grawn, near Traverse City.
Grand Valley State University wants to expose students in non-design related fields to the tenets of design thinking, and they’ve tapped a veteran executive to explore how best to accomplish that goal.
U.S. automotive sales are about 1 million units below where they should be given the long-term historical patterns in the industry.
Since the dawn of the automotive industry more than a century ago, suppliers have come to expect production to have its ups and downs, but generally rise over the long term — much like the stock market. But that period of unbridled growth could come to an end within a generation.
The state’s senior automotive adviser has one simple request for industry and supply chain executives: “Bring a buddy back.”
Gentex Corp. plans to look outside of the automotive industry for opportunities for its HomeLink technology.