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Displaying items by tag: LV2 Equity Partners LLC

Sunday, 02 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2022

Here's the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 March 2021 17:00

MiBiz roundtable: M&A experts forecast strong deal flow in post-pandemic rebound

Mergers and acquisitions should remain strong through 2021 — driven by several factors affecting deal flow — although finding a good deal may come with a high price for buyers.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:41

VC, PE firms steer companies through crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic that dismantled daily routines and hammered the economy has forced investors to pivot along with the companies they back financially.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:33

M&A Outlook: Despite higher interest rates, M&A advisers remain bullish on deal flow for 2019

Professionals expect a vibrant M&A market and strong deal flow this year amid easing U.S. economic growth and rising interest rates.

Published in Finance
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
Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:14

Aiming Small? Orchard Creek Capital’s deal for Classic Die signals downmarket trend for private equity firm

GRAND RAPIDS — For its first acquisition, Northville-based Orchard Creek Capital LLC targeted an investment in an established, family-owned manufacturing company.

Published in Manufacturing


Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:25

In lawsuit, Blackford Capital platform company alleges seller misrepresented relationship with key customer ahead of 2016 acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — The relationship between two companies involved in a 2016 acquisition appears to have soured, with both entities now pointing the finger at each other in federal court.

Published in Breaking News
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, 12 November 2017 16:04

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 13, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 13, 2017: 

• M&A: Wabash, Ind.-based Martin Yale Industries LLC, a portfolio company of Grand Rapids-based private equity firm LV2 Equity Partners LLC, acquired Dry-Lam LLC of Shawnee, Kan., according to a statement. The transaction marked the second bolt-on acquisition for Martin Yale, a manufacturer of print finishing, office and mailroom equipment. Dry-Lam is a distributor of laminating equipment and films to the office product and commercial print finishing industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Dry-Lam’s distribution center will be relocated to Martin Yale’s Indiana facility.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 30 October 2016 16:45

Addressing a market vacuum: Investment firms pivot to hold companies longer, focus on legacy to court manufacturers

As waves of baby boomers continue to reach retirement age, many have faced the prospect of selling the manufacturing companies they’ve built over the years. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:21

PE firms look for add-on deals for manufacturers, head down market

After a banner year for deal flow, the merger and acquisition market seems to have tempered slightly in 2016.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:47

PE firms expect momentum to carry into 2016

As private equity deal flow across the U.S. remained strong in 2015, Huron Capital Partners stayed as busy as ever.

Published in Finance