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Serial buyers: 2014

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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.   

Perrigo Co. plc

  • (Allegan/Dublin)
  • No. of deals: 7
  • Combined value: $9.2 billion
  • Acquired: Elan Corp. plc, Rosemont Pharmaceuticals, Velcera Inc., Fera Pharmaceuticals ophthalmic portfolio, Aspen Global Inc. OTC drug portfolio, Fera Pharmaceuticals methazolomide distribution and license

Stryker Corp.

  • (Kalamazoo)
  • No. of deals: 6
  • Combined value: $3.3 billion
  • Acquired: Trauson Holdings Co. Ltd., Mako Surgical, Patient Safety Technologies, Small Bone Innovations, Pivot Medical Inc., Berchtold Holding AG

Universal Forest Products Inc.

  • (Grand Rapids)
  • No. of deals: 6
  • Combined value: $12.3 million
  • Acquired: Millry Mill Co., Premiere Laminating Services, SE Panel & Lumber, High Level Components, Upshur Forest Products, Container Systems

Electronic Cigarettes International Group ltd.

  • (Nunica)
  • No. of deals: 4
  • Combined value: $82.2 million
  • Acquired: Vapestick Holdings Ltd., FIN Electronic Cigarette Corp., Must Have Ltd., Hardwire Interactive

Neogen Corp.

  • (Lansing)
  • No. of deals: 4
  • Combined value: $42.7 million
  • Acquired: Primatech USA, Syrvet Inc., Scidera Genomics, Chem-Tech Ltd.

Herman Miller Inc.

  • (Zeeland)
  • No. of deals: 3
  • Combined value: $318.2 million
  • Acquired: Maharam Fabric Corp., Design Within Reach, Dongguan Sun Hing Steel Furniture Factory Ltd. assets


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