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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
Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:30

Stein’s ‘tenacity’ drives dealmaking for Blackford Capital

With three acquisitions and two exits under his belt in the last year and a half, Martin Stein continues to drive a steady pace of deal activity at Blackford Capital.

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:29

PE activity drives growth for Daniels’ M&A practice at Miller Johnson

While advising on more than two-dozen transactions over a 12-month period, Dustin Daniels saw firsthand the growth of private equity’s role in mergers and acquisitions in West Michigan. 

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 01 October 2017 20:55

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 2, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 2, 2017.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 03 September 2017 17:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 5, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 5, 2017.

• M&A: U.K.-based Playtech acquired the technology, intellectual property and certain customer assets of ACM Group, whose CEO, Muhammad Al-Amin Rasoul, and management team are based in Grand Rapids. Playtech, a supplier of online gaming software, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has 5,000 employees in 17 countries. Grand Rapids investment banking firm Charter Capital Partners served as financial adviser for ACM Group, a business-to-business market maker, dealer and broker in London. The deal is expected to close in early September. Terms include an initial upfront payment of $5 million, two staged payments based on the EBITDA of 2017 and 2018, and contingent consideration based on 2019 EBITDA. The total consideration for the transaction is capped at $150 million.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:47

Charter Capital adds two partners to the business

GRAND RAPIDS — In a move designed to manage growth in the business, investment banking and M&A firm Charter Capital Partners promoted two managing directors to partners.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:45

With ample dry powder, PE firms poised for ‘significant activity’ through year’s end

Private equity investors have more capital to deploy today than they have in years.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:58

Family office, investment banking vets split to form new firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Following careers in investment banking and family offices, two West Michigan professionals have struck out on their own. 

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:16

MiBiz Growth Report: March 20, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 20, 2017: 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based fuel distributor Crystal Flash Inc. has expanded its geographic footprint into Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Adrian-based Lenawee Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative, which has more than 500 customers. Two employees will stay on with Crystal Flash, according to a statement. Terms of the deal, which was finalized this month, were not disclosed. Lenawee County Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative serves agricultural, commercial, construction and home heating oil customers. Grand Rapids-based Charter Capital Partners served as financial adviser to Crystal Flash on the deal. The employee-owned company employs 250 people at 15 locations in Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:47

Chemical Financial requests additional shares to act on potential acquisitions

MIDLAND — For the third time in two years, Chemical Financial Corp. wants to have more shares on hand to as it pursues additional acquisitions.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:22

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 9, 2017

zHere is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 9, 2017. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. signed a letter of intent to purchase American Seating Co.’s architectural fixed seating business in a deal expected to close in March 2017, pending due diligence. The business includes products for stadiums, auditoriums and other large venues. The company’s move to divest a “higher profile part of our business was an extremely difficult decision to make,” Chairman and CEO Ed Clark said in a statement announcing the transaction. The sale comes as American Seating seeks “to optimize its operations and resources in order to pursue significant growth opportunities” in its transportation seating business, where the company will continue to focus. American Seating intends to lay off 80 workers early this year as a result of the deal. However, a portion of that workforce may transition into roles at Irwin Seating, according to the statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News

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