Displaying items tagged: mergers and acquisitions

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:24

DeVos-owned Fox Motors expands metro Detroit footprint with deal for 3 dealerships

GRAND RAPIDS — Fox Motors Group LLC has widened its reach on the southeast side of the state, acquiring three new dealerships and a collision center in metro Detroit. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 12:10

Service Express acquires East Coast data center service provider while establishing engineering base in Ireland

GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. continues its M&A streak with the acquisition of a similarly focused Massachusetts-based company, as the Grand Rapids firm separately establishes a footprint in Dublin, Ireland.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 06 March 2023 06:00

Investment banking firm Cascade Partners expands in GR with deal for BlueWater Partners

GRAND RAPIDS — Acquiring fellow middle-market investment banking firm BlueWater Partners LLC gives Cascade Partners LLC a significant market presence in West Michigan.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 02 March 2023 15:47

Grand Rapids-based payroll software firm acquired by Scottish business services company

GRAND RAPIDS — Payroll software firm Dominion Systems Inc. has been acquired by a private equity-backed business services company in Scotland.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 23 February 2023 11:57

Buying spree: Grand Rapids auto service company adds to dozens of recent Midwest acquisitions

HUDSONVILLE — Dytech Auto Group Inc., d.b.a. GreatWater 360 Auto Care, has been on an acquisition spree the last couple of years, taking over nearly 90 independent auto service locations in the Midwest.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 03 February 2023 13:07

Acrisure, High Street among top insurance brokerage buyers in North America

Two of the biggest buyers of insurance brokerages in North America — Acrisure LLC and High Street Insurance Partners Inc. — both hail from Michigan.

Published in Finance

Friday, 03 February 2023 11:27

MINNOW SWALLOWS WHALE: Werkman Outfitters acquires longtime Muskegon River fly fishing guide service

GRAND HAVEN — A growing family-owned fishing guide service on the Grand River is expanding its focus to the north with a deal to acquire RiverQuest Charters, a longtime fly fishing outfitter on the Muskegon River. 

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:56

Consulting, engineering firm Disher acquires leader development organization

ZEELAND — West Michigan engineering, consulting and product development firm Disher Corp. has acquired leader-development organization Leading by Design LLC in what company executives call an “ideal fit.”

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 24 January 2023 09:08

New federal exemption unlocks options for small business M&A

A change in federal law opens new options for owners considering the sale of their small business.

Published in Finance

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 10:56

LaFontaine Automotive Group adds second GR-area store with deal for Pfeiffer Lincoln

GRAND RAPIDS — LaFontaine Automotive Group LLC is adding to its West Michigan market presence with a deal to acquire Grand Rapids-based Pfeiffer Lincoln Inc. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 04 January 2023 17:27

Family-owned HVAC distributor acquired by global manufacturer

GRAND RAPIDS — Williams Distributing Co., a Grand Rapids-based distributor of HVAC equipment and residential building products, has been acquired by a subsidiary of global manufacturer Daikin Industries Ltd.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 04 January 2023 16:13

CWD buys Creston neighborhood eatery, taps Essence Restaurant Group to take over Lucy’s cafe

GRAND RAPIDS — Restaurant operator Essence Restaurant Group LLC, which owns The Green Well, Bistro Bella Vita and Grove in Grand Rapids, is now taking over Lucy’s, a breakfast, brunch and coffee bar concept in the Creston neighborhood. 

Friday, 30 December 2022 13:10

Family owned C-store operator Davis Oil acquired by Majors Management

BATTLE CREEK — Davis Oil Co., a convenience store operator with 21 locations in West Michigan, has sold to Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Majors Management LLC. 

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 28 December 2022 13:53

West Michigan electric services provider sells to individual investor

CASCADE TWP. — Control Electric Inc., a residential and commercial electric services provider, was sold to an unnamed individual investor.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 09:00

Crain Communications acquires MiBiz, details Grand Rapids market strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Regional business publication MiBiz will join the growing portfolio of Detroit-based Crain Communications Inc. under a new deal announced today. 

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 20 December 2022 15:22

2 West Michigan civil engineering firms plan merger

Holland Engineering Inc. aims to expand its offerings to municipal clients under a merger planned with another West Michigan civil engineering firm.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 12:06

PE-backed High Street Insurance Partners notches 2 more acquisitions in busy 2022

TRAVERSE CITY — High Street Insurance Partners Inc. moved into the Nevada and California markets with its latest acquisition that also marks a strong dealmaking year for the firm.

Published in Finance
Monday, 19 December 2022 15:49

DeVos-owned MVP Sports Clubs sells Florida-based RDV Sportsplex to Genesis Health Clubs

GRAND RAPIDS — MVP Sports Clubs LLC, a Grand Rapids-based chain of health and athletic facilities that’s owned by RDV Corp., the DeVos family office, has sold its flagship Florida location to national gym operator Genesis Health Clubs. 

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:58

AMI Entertainment Network acquired by Los Angeles PE firm

WYOMING — AMI Entertainment Network LLC, a provider of digital jukeboxes and other products for the restaurant and bar industry, has been acquired by a Los Angeles private equity firm.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 08 December 2022 18:30

University of Michigan Health to acquire Lansing’s Sparrow Health

LANSING — University of Michigan Health will extend further across the state with the acquisition of Lansing-based Sparrow Health.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 05 December 2022 10:29

Grand Rapids I.T. service provider sells to Indiana consulting firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids-based I.T. services provider Micro Visions Inc. has sold to an Indiana consulting firm in what company executives described as a “natural fit.”

Published in Small Business

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 16:27

GR-based Tommy’s Boats expands in California with deal for boat dealership

GRAND RAPIDS — Tommy’s Boats LLC, a retailer of ski, wake and pontoon boats, is expanding its operations in California with the acquisition of Larson Marine Inc., a Stockton, Calif.-based watersports dealer.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 16:11

Rehmann to acquire GR financial services firm

Troy-based accounting and advisory firm Rehmann plans to acquire Rivertown Finance LLC in Grand Rapids.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 15:46

DeVos-backed Walstrom Marine acquires Northern Michigan boat dealer, marina

TRAVERSE CITY — Walstrom Marine Inc., a Harbor Springs-based yacht sales and service company and marina operator acquired last year by Continuum Ventures LLC in Grand Rapids, acquired Grand Bay Marine in Traverse City.

Published in Finance

Friday, 11 November 2022 16:43

Feyen Zylstra sells Industrial Tech division to automation integrator ATS Global

WALKER — What started out as a conversation between executives at Feyen Zylstra LLC and ATS Global about deepening their partnership for Industry 4.0 technologies ultimately led to the two companies striking a deal. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:20

Kamps Inc. continues buying spree with strategic acquisition of Iowa pallet company

WALKER — Pallet solutions firm Kamps Inc. is making a strategic deal to acquire Newton, Iowa-based Realm Companies LLC to bolster its presence in the Midwest and expand its service capabilities. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 03 November 2022 09:19

Craig’s Cruisers sells 3 locations to PE-backed Five Star Parks & Attractions

Craig’s Cruisers Inc., an operator of family amusement centers in West Michigan, has sold its locations in Wyoming, Holland Township and Norton Shores to private equity-backed Five Star Parks & Attractions of Branson, Mo. 

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 03 November 2022 00:01

M&A outlook shows cautious optimism as economic conditions create ‘haves and have-nots’ among dealmakers

Business executives and M&A professionals in a recent survey offered cautious optimism for the market next year, despite rising interest rates and elevated expectations for a U.S. recession.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 01 November 2022 17:33

Perrigo to invest $170M to acquire Gerber infant formula plant from Nestlé, make facilities improvements

GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc would add capacity to produce infant formula through a $170 million deal to acquire a plant in Eau Claire, Wis. along with investments in existing facilities.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 31 October 2022 11:07

Wyoming family-owned trucking company acquired by large national firm

WYOMING — Family-owned National Truck Brokers Inc., a Wyoming-based truckload carrier for grocery customers across seven Midwest states, has been acquired by a leading transportation and logistics company.

Published in Small Business

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