Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. plans to acquire Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC in a $1.42 billion deal.

Published in Manufacturing

The second-generation family-owned MultiState Insurance Center Inc. agency has signed a definitive agreement to sell to a Texas-based independent life insurance and health insurance firm.

Published in Finance

Founders Brewing Co. has partnered with its Spanish investors to acquire a majority stake in a Colorado-based craft brewer.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co. is selling off Keebler, Famous Amos and other snack brands in a move to reshape it product portfolio.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:17

MiBiz Growth Report: March 31, 2019

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 31, 2019.

Published in Economic Development

Sparta-based ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. plans to merge with Lapeer-based County Bank Corp. in a deal that would create a bank with a combined $1.28 billion in assets.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:38

MiBiz Growth Report: March 17, 2019

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 17, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:46

Stryker acquires Israel-based medtech firm

Stryker Corp. today completed the acquisition of OrthoSPace Ltd., an Israeli company that developed a treatment for massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Published in Health Care

Opus Packaging Group Inc. is continuing the expansion of its packaging facilities portfolio with the acquisition of a fourth company, Wabash Container Corp. of Illinois.

Published in Manufacturing

Matt Emery felt ready to move on from the automotive industry after 15 years, so last fall he began looking around for a business to buy. After considering a contract manufacturer, machine shops, an HVAC business and others, Emery found the “perfect fit” in Think Chromatic LLC, a Comstock Park-based small company that does 3-D rendering and animation.

Published in Small Business
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