Displaying items by tag: Blackford Capital

Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:27

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 17, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 17, 2016: 
• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Ranir LLC, a manufacturer of a variety of oral care products, has acquired Toronto-based BrushPoint, a maker of toothbrushes. In the deal, for which terms were not disclosed, Ranir will increase its product offerings and distribution footprint in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The BrushPoint acquisition comes on the heels of a deal in July of this year in which Ranir purchased the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Last month, the company also said it had purchased the 200,000-square-foot facility at 4701 East Paris Ave. SE where it had been a tenant for 20 years.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 August 2016 12:59

Blackford Capital moves into automotive market with latest acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — After purposely avoiding deals in the automotive industry, private equity firm Blackford Capital has shifted its strategy with the acquisition of a Southeast Michigan supplier.  

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 12 February 2016 16:50

Grand Transformers acquires New Hampshire-based company

Grand Transformers Inc. in Grand Haven acquired Warner, N.H.-based Warner Power, a designer and manufacturer of electrical transformers and power systems.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 25 January 2016 05:09

Blackford acquires Hastings-based Quality Aluminum Products

Quality Aluminum Products Inc. — a maker of siding, gutters, roof edging and other exterior products for the residential housing industry — became the seventh portfolio company for the Grand Rapids-based Blackford Capital’s Michigan Prosperity Fund.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:13

M&A activity may peak, but should remain elevated in 2016

If you want to sell your business this year, you still have a pretty good chance of cutting a favorable deal as the seller’s market continues.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:16

Blackford Capital targets $100-150M for second Mich. Prosperity Fund

Blackford Capital plans to spend 2016 raising money for a new private equity fund that will seek to build off the success of its first fund and invest in Michigan-based companies.

Published in Finance

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