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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
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:15

Keystone Solutions eyes continued growth with Charter Growth Capital investment

KALAMAZOO — A Grand Rapids mezzanine fund’s investment will enable Keystone Solutions Group to maintain its strong growth trajectory in the years ahead.

Published in Finance

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:57

Charter Growth Capital mezz fund invests in Keystone Solutions

Charter Growth Capital Fund, a mezzanine fund formed this past summer by Grand Rapids-based Charter Capital Partners, made its first deal with an investment in Keystone Solutions Group.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:33

Charter Capital Partners, MERS invest in Pennsylvania medical device maker

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan investment banking firm Charter Capital Partners led a $18.3 million financing round in Malvern, Pa.-based Trice Medical Inc. The Series C capital round will go to expand Trice Medical’s commercialization and accelerate the development of its product portfolio.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 January 2019 10:54

M&A/PE Roundtable: Advisers see strong M&A market ahead, even as distressed deals, due diligence ramps up

M&A professionals expect the dealmaking market to remain healthy in 2019. That’s one of the conclusions from a panel of executives MiBiz assembled to talk about West Michigan’s mergers and acquisitions sector.

Published in Finance

Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:23

PE investment positions GRAM for additional growth

A recapitalization in late 2010 put Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. on the path to triple-digit annual growth.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:55

Time to Act? Advisers tell clients to accelerate transaction timelines to take advantage of strong valuations

Mergers and acquisition activity remained strong in West Michigan through the third quarter, as many sellers opted to go to market while they can still get a good price for their businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:48

Sell Local: Initiative asks business owners to consider preserving local ownership when looking to exit

One West Michigan adviser hopes to channel the cultural shift toward localism into corporate succession planning by helping business owners preserve local ownership of their companies after an exit.

Published in Small Business

Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:20

Grand Angels targets up to $25 million for new VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — Investment firm Grand Angels plans to launch its third venture capital fund, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Finance
Friday, 03 August 2018 22:59

New fund model opens VC investing options to wealth advisers

GRAND RAPIDS — The newest investment fund in West Michigan offers a new model for individual investors to take their first steps into the world of venture capital.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

BUYING SPREE: With flurry of deals, office furniture companies seek to fill product gaps

Whether via acquisition or partnership agreements, West Michigan’s office furniture makers are looking to fill product holes with their recent spate of deals.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:31

Chicago PE firm acquires majority stake in Grand Rapids health care auditing company

GRAND RAPIDS — SpendMend LLC, a company that provides spending visibility and audit and recovery services to the health care industry, sold a majority stake to Chicago-based private equity firm Sheridan Capital Partners.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:45

Advisers expect strong deal flow for 2018, despite talent, geopolitical challenges

M&A activity should remain strong in 2018 and perhaps get a push from federal tax reform.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:34

Private equity deal positions Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing for growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. was struggling in late 2010 when a group of West Michigan investors put up $5 million to acquire the company’s assets.

Published in Health Care

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