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Fifth Third CEO prioritizes customer trust amid digital shift in banking
Of all the issues Greg Carmichael deals with each day, trust and reputation are the ones that concern him the most.
Mercantile Bank shows strong growth in Q3 report
Mercantile Bank Corp. grew earnings by nearly 7 percent in the third quarter while recording strong loan growth.
Mercantile plans ahead for smooth leadership change
GRAND RAPIDS — The recently announced leadership transition at Mercantile Bank Corp. has been in the works for years and should provide continuity going from one CEO to another, executives say.
Arena Place developer amends loan agreement with state of Michigan
Citing decisions to restructure leasing and make tenant improvements on their own, the owners of a major Grand Rapids development today asked the state for administrative approval to amend its loan agreement.
Two Michigan bank deals move ahead
Two large bank mergers affecting the Michigan market are progressing, with one securing shareholder approval and another awaiting a vote in the coming weeks.
Post-Brexit, West Michigan public company stocks take a beating
Stock prices of West Michigan’s publicly traded companies tumbled on Friday as Wall Street succumbed to the uncertainty caused by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 16, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 16, 2016:
• M&A: Indianapolis-based The XLerate Group, a portfolio company of Detroit-based private equity firm Huron Capital Partners LLC, has acquired Jenison-based Grand Rapids Auto Auction. The deal represents the second acquisition in a year for The XLerate Group, which acquired Schoolcraft-based Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction in May 2015. XLerate provides dealer-to-dealer auto auctions for used vehicles. Grand Rapids Auto Auction, located at 2380 Port Sheldon Ct., provides used vehicle remarketing to fleet and leasing companies and dealers in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Through the acquisition, XLerate now has local auto auctions that operate 17 physical and mobile sites in Michigan, South Carolina, California, Texas, Wisconsin and Florida.
Crystal Flash sold to employees through ESOP transaction
Following a two-year preparation process, Crystal Flash has successfully transitioned to a 100-percent employee-owned company.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 2, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 2, 2016.
- M&A: Brad Davis and Lynne Bosgraaf, both formerly executive team members at Grand Haven-based Light Corp., have acquired Ram Electronics Inc., a manufacturer in Fruitport of printed circuit boards, custom wire harnesses and other components. The deal came about as Ram’s previous owner, Don Neidlinger, looked to retire. Zeeland-based Rua Associates LLC advised Davis and Bosgraaf on the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed. The executives partnered with Mercantile Bank Corp. to structure a loan through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s collateral support program. The program provides collateral to fund down payments on expansions or mergers and acquisitions.
- M&A: Lansing-based Neogen Corp., a manufacturer of food and animal safety products, acquired Brazil-based Deoxi Biotecnologia Ltda, an operator of an animal genomics laboratory, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deoxi’s management and staff will remain with the company.
Federal regulators ease burden to launch new banks
When Mike Price and his colleagues formed Mercantile Bank Corp. nearly 20 years, they faced a vastly different landscape versus what exists today.
West Michigan manufacturing executives acquire Ram Electronics
Two former office furniture executives hope to leverage their collective experience as they start on a new business venture in West Michigan.
Mercantile Bank reports higher earnings, lending growth for first quarter
Mercantile Bank Corp. today reported higher earnings and strong lending growth for the first quarter.
Chemical, Huntington acquisitions signal renewed momentum in M&A market
A pair of deals would give Chemical Financial Corp. and Huntington Bancshares Inc. larger footprints in Michigan and could renew the momentum for bank M&A in the state.
Venue Tower breaks ground in downtown Grand Rapids
Orion Construction Inc. and The Gilmore Collection broke ground today on the long-planned Venue Tower project that will bring 88 new apartments and a music venue to the corner of Fulton Street and Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids.
Mercantile Bank remains open to pursuing another merger
Chairman and CEO Mike Price told investors that the Grand Rapids-based Mercantile Bank (Nasdaq: MBWM) remains open to M&A, and even a transaction similar to the $151.5 million “merger of equals” it completed in July 2014 with the former Firstbank Corp.
Mercantile Bank reports higher earnings for 2015
Mercantile Bank Corp. recorded strong earnings growth for 2015, the first full year of results following the merger with the former Firstbank Corp.