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Sunday, 01 March 2020 10:06

MiBiz growth report: March 1, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for March 1, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 17 February 2020 16:03

D.C. Martin & Sons Scales Inc. acquired by Mettler-Toledo

WYOMING — Industrial scales and weighing systems supplier D.C. Martin & Sons Scales Inc. has been purchased by Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 16, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for February 16, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:20

Growth Report: January 18, 2020

This is the growth report for January 18, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 10 January 2020 13:34

Founder sells Precise CNC Routing to local buyers

WYOMING — Precise CNC Routing Inc., a family-owned and operated manufacturer based in Wyoming, Mich., has been acquired by local investors.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 23 November 2019 16:52

Growth Report: November 23, 2019

Here is the growth report for November 23, 2019.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 26 October 2019 08:47

Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019

MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:23

Entrepreneurs acquire Iroquois Hoods

MUSKEGON — Iroquois Hoods Inc., a Muskegon maker of laboratory furniture with a focus on custom fume hoods, was acquired by entrepreneurs Rick Claypool and Nate Thornton.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:11

MiBiz Growth Report: September 14, 2019

Here is the growth report for September 14, 2019.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 06 September 2019 11:40

Investor sells Pi Optima Manufacturing to current executive

Pi Optima Manufacturing Inc., a Zeeland-based machine shop that supplies the aerospace and automotive industries, is under new ownership. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 September 2019 19:30

M&A remains active among West Michigan manufacturers

When Grand Rapids-based Multi-Automatic Tool and Supply Co. started searching for prospective acquisitions several years ago, the move came as a reaction to many of the company’s customers buying directly from small shops. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:45

Small business buyers find M&A targets plentiful

Matt Emery felt ready to move on from the automotive industry after 15 years, so last fall he began looking around for a business to buy. After considering a contract manufacturer, machine shops, an HVAC business and others, Emery found the “perfect fit” in Think Chromatic LLC, a Comstock Park-based small company that does 3-D rendering and animation.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:50

Entrepreneur jumps back into ownership role with deal for Performance Die Cutting

GRAND RAPIDS — Steve Weber’s purchase of Performance Die Cutting and Finishing LLC proves it’s hard to stifle the will of an entrepreneur to be his own boss. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:46

Friar finds deals aplenty in niche segment of M&A sector

By focusing on the smaller end of the M&A market, Max Friar has sought to expand the deal flow for his Grand Rapids-based advisory firm.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:53

Deal for Lectro breathes new life into Midwest Timer

Faced with an industry sea change and the loss of a major customer, Benton Harbor-based Midwest Timer Services Inc. needed to take action to remain a growing business.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:47

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 17, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 17, 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 July 2018 19:02

West Michigan M&A firm changes name as focus shifts to national markets

GRAND RAPIDS — An M&A firm catering to small businesses took on a new name as it began to pick up clients and reach out nationally.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:14

MiBiz Growth Report: June 11, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 11, 2018:

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:49

MiBiz Growth Report: April 16, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 16, 2018.

• M&A: Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC, a private equity-backed manufacturer of custom automation equipment, has acquired Setpoint Systems and Setpoint Inc. of Ogden, Utah. The deal further expands JR Automation’s industrial automation offerings for global clients, according to a statement. The acquired companies specialize in automation solutions and motion control systems for the e-commerce and amusement industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:08

Cyclical construction industry creates unique challenges for succession planning

In the middle of an extended construction industry expansion across West Michigan, most contractors are focused on running their businesses, rather than transitioning them to new ownership. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:04

4 advisers weigh in on the market for small businesses to transition or sell

A continued robust economy provides the right timing for business owners to consider selling their companies throughout the remainder of the year.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:02

Buyers outnumber sellers as more PE firms, individual investors enter the market

When Alan Hartline purchased Kingma’s Market four years ago, he pivoted away from a corporate world in which he was at the “mercy of quarterly earnings and Wall Street.”

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:56

Small business owners should plan ahead to maximize sale value, ease transition process

Larry Andrus began thinking about his eventual exit from Trivalent Group Inc. almost from the beginning.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 04 February 2018 14:23

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 5, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 5, 2018

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Alliance CNC Cutter Grinding Services Inc. was acquired by GWS Tool Group LLC of Tavares, Fla., according to a statement. Alliance CNC is a designer and manufacturer of tight tolerance drills, reamers and micro-tools. With the deal, GWS adds hole-making tool capabilities to its existing focus in round tools, endmills and inserts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Alliance CNC will continue to operate out of its Grand Rapids area plant with its existing management team. GWS Tool Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer of engineered cutting tools for the aerospace, defense, power generation, automotive and medical industries.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 February 2018 01:28

After loss of key customer, Midwest Timer repositions for growth via acquisition

BENTON HARBOR — Faced with declining sales and changing customer buying habits, Midwest Timer Service Inc. needed to make some changes to its business.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 February 2018 00:57

West Michigan startup scales up blockchain mining operation

WYOMING — Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in a Grand Rapids suburb, hundreds of custom-built computer servers are at work 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:35

Tapping into a need: New services help small business owners prepare for an exit

Over the last couple of years, Eric Seifert has started hearing from past clients whom he helped get commercial loans to start their businesses more than two decades ago.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:03

Staying local: Greenville brewpub gets new owners

GREENVILLE — After being on the market for more than a year, a West Michigan restaurant and brewery has sold to new owners.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:49

Calder Capital launches new division to service small business transactions

GRAND RAPIDS — As older entrepreneurs increasingly seek to sell their small businesses and retire, Max Friar saw a business opportunity.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:26

Kalamazoo-based FlowTech sells to new owners to pursue next stage of growth

KALAMAZOO — After two years of looking for manufacturing companies to buy, Dave Kersjes and Steve Remstad found an opportunity in FlowTech Inc., a small producer of fluid and air filtration products.

Published in Manufacturing

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