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Sunday, 20 November 2022 19:14

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 21, 2022

Below is a snapshot of growth activity that was published in our Nov. 21, 2022 print edition. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 09 November 2022 10:20

West Michigan Tree Services sells to PE-backed firm

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan Tree Services, an operating company of Grand Arbor Group Inc. of Grand Rapids, has been acquired by a New Bedford, N.Y.-based professional tree and shrub care company. 

Published in Small Business
Friday, 30 September 2022 14:07

Return-to-office uncertainty softening orders for furniture giants

The office furniture industry’s two largest players expect slower sales but also growth in the near term as employers face an uncertain economy and they reshape their offices to accommodate hybrid work models.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:33

Inflation, interest rates, global conflict complicate M&A outlook

After an active dealmaking year in 2021 that was fueled by private equity, the M&A outlook for 2022 is slightly more clouded as inflation grows to 40-year highs, the Federal Reserve begins bumping up interest rates and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupts financial markets.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:24

M&A Awards: ‘Finding the right buyer’ is mission critical for Charter Capital’s Streekstra

Born and raised in West Michigan, Mark Streekstra returned to Grand Rapids in 2019 to join investment banking firm Charter Capital Partners after working deals for nearly 12 years in Chicago at a multinational company. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:36

M&A Awards: Spike in gardening interest spurred MasterTag sale

Facing a surge in demand for its products over the last couple of years, Rick Hughes saw a need to significantly expand his business.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 13 February 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 14, 2022

Here is a snapshot of company activity from our February 14, 2022 print edition.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 10 February 2022 11:28

Charter Growth Capital acquires minority stake in Lambert & Co.

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Growth Capital Fund has acquired a minority stake in Grand Rapids-based public relations and investor relations firm Lambert & Co.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:03

Michigan Capital Network aims to raise $25M for fourth VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — Michigan Capital Network plans to form a fourth venture capital fund.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:55

Public filings shine unusual spotlight on $1.8B Herman Miller-Knoll deal

As a transformational merger between two office furniture giants heads for final approval, the details of their seven-month courtship offer insight into a deal that could change the industry’s landscape.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:23

MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 25, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 February 2021 15:45

Charter Capital Partners finds niche with middle-market companies

Since launching in July 2019, the Charter Growth Capital Fund has made five investments and raised $31 million to make minority investments in growing, middle-market companies that need growth capital.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:10

Grand Angels taps Dale Grogan as managing partner to expand reach across state

GRAND RAPIDS — The new managing partner for Grand Angels looks to tap his statewide contacts to build a bigger presence among early-stage investors.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 December 2020 11:07

MiBiz Growth Report: December 6, 2020

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for December 6, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 30 November 2020 17:00

Grand Angels names Dale Grogan as new managing partner

GRAND RAPIDS — Angel investor group Grand Angels has named Dale Grogan as its new managing partner.

Published in Finance

Monday, 30 November 2020 16:31

Private equity firm acquires controlling interest in Grand Rapids cleanroom producer

GRAND RAPIDS — New York City-based private equity firm ASGARD Partners & Co. has acquired a controlling interest in Angstrom Technology, a Grand Rapids company that designs, builds and maintains modular cleanrooms for clients in North America.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 October 2020 17:48

M&A deals for distressed companies expected to pick up in months ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic that slammed the economy this spring could generate more M&A deals in the months ahead.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 16 August 2020 16:41

New $160M COVID-19 vaccine contract ‘takes GRAM to the next level’

GRAND RAPIDS — The $160 million federal contract to produce a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready elevates Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. into what Tom Ross calls the “big leagues.”

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:44

VNN Inc. co-founder steps down from VC-backed startup after ‘passions changed’

Ryan Vaughn can count many accomplishments over the last decade after co-founding and scaling VNN Inc., originally known as Varsity News Network. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:35

MiBiz Growth Report: May 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 27, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:51

MSU Foundation to manage state-backed $5.5M pre-seed fund

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to put $3 million into a capital fund that will invest in early-stage technology companies.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 19 March 2020 08:21

Charter Growth Capital mezz fund invests in Traverse City Products

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Growth Capital Fund co-invested along with Birmingham-based lead investor Colfax Creek Capital LLC in Traverse City Products LLC.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:00

Virus concerns drive additional due diligence in M&A transactions

The coronavirus outbreak that’s battered Wall Street and caused supply chain disruptions for some manufacturers has yet to interrupt transactions, although more conversations are occurring as part of due diligence, according to M&A professionals.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:22

MiBiz Growth Report: March 15, 2020

MiBiz Growth Report for March 15, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:00

Charter Capital forms fund to invest in craft distillery

GRAND RAPIDS — An interested investor led Charter Capital Partners to form a small fund for investors to put money into a craft distiller.

Published in Finance
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
Friday, 21 February 2020 05:00

Charter Capital advises UP bank in $42 million acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Capital Partners represented Hancock-based Keweenaw Financial Corp., the parent company of Superior National Bank & Trust, in the $42 million acquisition of North Star Financial Holdings Inc.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:05

M&A Roundtable: Buyers continue chasing deals as limited inventory of quality sellers persists

ROUNDTABLE: The M&A market ended 2019 in good shape and professionals who work in the field expect dealmaking to remain strong in the new year. 

Published in Finance
Friday, 13 December 2019 10:56

Charter Capital mezz fund invests in Ann Arbor firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Growth Capital Fund has invested in All Star Driver Education LLC, an Ann Arbor provider in driver education.

Published in Finance
Monday, 25 November 2019 10:16

JSJ Corp. sells Dake to PE-backed Laguna Tools

GRAND HAVEN — After being part of the JSJ Corp. portfolio of companies for nearly 80 years, metalworking equipment and machine tool maker Dake Corp. has new owners. 

Published in Manufacturing

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