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M&A Awards

MiBiz and the Association for Corporate Growth’s Western Michigan chapter are partnering for a second year to spotlight best practices and excellence related to mergers, acquisitions and dealmaking throughout the West Michigan region. We will be honoring deals completed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 — and the dealmakers behind them — in the following categories:

  • Deal of the Year: More than $150M
  • Deal of the Year: $25M to $150M
  • Deal of the Year: Less than $25M
  • Dealmaker of the Year/Executive
  • Dealmaker of the Year/Adviser
  • ACG Growth Capital Deal of the Year

Winners and finalists will be featured at a dinner reception on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at the Studio D2D Event Center in Grand Rapids.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

 

M&A Deals and Dealmakers Awards
5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2016
Held at Studio D2D Event Center
401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Features a networking/cocktail hour, awards presentation and strolling dinner/drinks

 

Presenting sponsor:


Gold sponsor:


Silver sponsors:

           


     


Bronze sponsors:

- Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
- Hungerford Valuation
- Small Business Association of Michigan
- Cascade Partners
- Citizens Bank
- Lambert, Edwards & Associates
- Rockford Construction
- New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

 

 

Event's previous winners:

2015

Deal of the Year: More than $150M
Winner: Chemical Financial acquisition of Lake Michigan Financial
Finalist: JR Automation sale to Crestview Partners

Deal of the Year: $25M to $150M
Winner: Huron Capital/XLerate acquisition of Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction
Finalist: Oak Crest Communities

Deal of the Year: Less than $25M
Winner: New Horizons
Finalist: Tesla Tool and Die

Dealmaker of the Year/Executive
Winner: Greg Williams, Acrisure
Finalist: Mike Stevens, Founders Brewing Co.

Dealmaker of the Year/Adviser
Winner: Tracy Larsen, Barnes & Thornburg
Finalist: Jeff Ott, Warner Norcross & Judd

ACG Growth Capital Deal of the Year
Winner: Modustri

 

2014

Best Corporate Deal (More than $100 million)
Winner: Perrigo Co. plc acquisition of Elan Corp.
Finalist: Spartan Stores Inc. merger with Nash Finch Co.

Best Company Deal ($10 million to $100 million)
Winner: Blackford Capital acquisition of Burgaflex
Finalist: Gill Industries Inc. acquisition of Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping Inc.

Best Small Company Deal (Less than $10 million)
Winner: Kindel Furniture Co. acquisition of Karges Furniture Co.
Finalist: Lambert, Edwards & Associates acquisition of Sterling Corp.

Dealmaker of the Year (Buyer/Seller)
Winner: Christopher Roop, Perrigo Co. plc
Finalist: Greg Williams, Acrisure LLC

Dealmaker of the Year (Adviser)
Winner: Gordon Lewis, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Finalist: John Kerschen, Charter Capital Partners

 

2013

Best Corporate Deal (More than $100 million)
Winner: Wolverine World Wide, Inc. acquisition of Collective Brands
Finalist: Perrgo Co. plc acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products

Best Company Deal (Less than $100 million)
Winner: Blackford Capital acquisition of Custom Profile Acquisition
Finalist: Progressive AE merger with Design Plus

Best Real Estate Deal
Winner: Parkland Properties' downtown Muskegon redevelopment
Finalist: 616 Development's 616 Lofts on Ionia

Dealmaker of the Year (Buyer/Seller)
Winner: Martin Stein - Blackford Capital LLC
Finalist: Tom Fehsenfeld - Crystal Flash Energy

Dealmaker of the Year (Adviser)
Winner: Tracy Larsen - Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Finalist: Josh Kerschen - The Charter Group Ltd.

 

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