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Displaying items by tag: mergers and acquisitions

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 18:12

Auxo Investment Partners makes strategic acquisition of Indiana manufacturer

Grand Rapids private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has acquired an Indiana-based manufacturer of braided lacing tapes, twines, cords and sleeving for the electrical, defense and aerospace markets.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 16 June 2022 11:43

Blackford Capital sells Hudsonville construction equipment dealer amid recent exits

GRAND RAPIDS – Private equity firm Blackford Capital has sold Grand Equipment Co. in Hudsonville to Chicago-based investment firm Cognitive Capital Partners LLC.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 16:09

Gun Lake Investments taps former deal partner to run operations

After a seven-year career in tribal economic development at Waséyabek Development Co. LLC for his tribe, Jimmy TenBrink now finds himself heading up operations for a familiar tribal partner. 

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 06 April 2022 13:01

Blackford Capital water sports portfolio company makes second recent add-on acquisition

Aqua-Leisure Recreation LLC, a portfolio company of Grand Rapids private equity firm Blackford Capital, acquired Longwood, Fla.-based INYO Pool Products LLC, a brand of swimming pool supply, repair and maintenance products.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 01 April 2022 13:57

Koops to acquire Saginaw firm as automation demand remains strong

HOLLAND — A West Michigan automation company is expanding with a new acquisition as demand for services remains strong during severe workforce shortages.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 01 April 2022 12:30

Century Technology Group portfolio companies to merge, rebrand as MindSpring

Inno-Versity LLC and Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions, two portfolio companies of Ada-based family office Century Technology Group Inc., will merge and rebrand as MindSpring LLC, company officials announced.

Published in Small Business

Friday, 01 April 2022 12:24

GR medical liability coverage provider acquired by Minnesota firm

Michigan Professional Insurance Exchange, a Grand Rapids-based provider of professional medical liability coverage for health systems and care providers, has signed an agreement to sell to a Minnesota company.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 13:43

PE-backed elevator services provider acquires City Elevator of Michigan owner

GRAND RAPIDS — Elevator services provider Elevator Service LLC continued its growth in the Midwest through a recent acquisition.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 28 February 2022 11:48

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Highlights from the 2022 M&A Deals and Dealmakers Awards

MillerKnoll Inc., Bell’s Brewery Inc. and Huntington Bank were among the top award-winning deals in this year’s MiBiz M&A Deals and Dealmaker Awards.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 10 February 2022 11:28

Charter Growth Capital acquires minority stake in Lambert & Co.

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Growth Capital Fund has acquired a minority stake in Grand Rapids-based public relations and investor relations firm Lambert & Co.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 17:11

Comfort Research acquires Toronto-based water toy, equipment manufacturer

GRAND RAPIDS — A maker of interior and exterior furniture has significantly expanded its line of pool floats and toys through a recent acquisition.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:30

2021 deals: A year in review

A comprehensive list of mergers and acquisitions covered by MiBiz in 2021.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 16 December 2021 16:02

Charlotte ag business acquired by industry mainstay

CHARLOTTE — Grain handler and exporter Citizens LLC is being acquired by a fellow Michigan business with deep roots in the industry.

Thursday, 18 November 2021 10:30

Gantry Business Solutions acquires turnaround firm Amicus Management

ADA TWP. — Grand Rapids business consulting firm Gantry Business Solutions LLC has acquired Amicus Management Inc.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 11 November 2021 16:53

2022 M&A activity expected to remain strong, according to new outlook

A hot M&A market should get even hotter in the coming year, according to the results of law firm Dykema Gossett PLLC’s latest annual M&A outlook survey.

Published in Finance

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 15:47

Bonus interview: Q&A with UFP Industries CEO Matt Missad

GRAND RAPIDS TWP. — UFP Industries Inc. has maintained an active pipeline of acquisitions over the past several years as CEO Matt Missad maintains strong growth and a focus on diversification.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 13:01

GR-based fuel distributor Crystal Flash makes first acquisition outside of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — Fuel distributor Crystal Flash Inc. is expanding its service territory in the Midwest following the acquisition of an Illinois-based fuel and propane provider.

Published in Energy
Monday, 01 November 2021 16:27

Norton Shores distributor Nichols Paper & Supply acquired by expanding New Jersey firm

NORTON SHORES — Nichols Paper & Supply Co., a Norton Shores-based distributor of paper, industrial packaging and sanitary supplies, has been acquired by a New Jersey-based distributor with deep experience in food service packaging and janitorial supplies.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 28 October 2021 16:58

Jandernoa family office 42 North Partners exits Vine Line in sale to PE-backed FreshEdge

ALPINE TWP. — Fresh produce distributor Vine Line Group LLC has changed hands following a recent sale.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 28 October 2021 12:54

Chicago PE firm acquires 3 GR manufacturers amid Industry 4.0 push

GRAND RAPIDS — Chicago-based private equity firm CORE Industrial Partners LLC has acquired three Grand Rapids businesses to form a new additive manufacturing platform.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:19

Steelcase acquires longtime design partner in all cash deal

GRAND RAPIDS — Global office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. has acquired one of its longtime collaborative design partners in an all cash deal.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 25 October 2021 17:01

Auxo Investment Partners acquires railroad maintenance company, expects further growth in sector

GRAND RAPIDS — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has entered the railroad business with the acquisition of maintenance company Genesis Rail Services LLC.

Published in Finance
Monday, 18 October 2021 16:47

Portage-based Clark Logic expands logistics footprint with latest acquisition

PORTAGE — Clark Logic LLC, a Southwest Michigan-based provider of single-source transportation, logistics, facility and real estate solutions, has completed the acquisition of a nearby company.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:53

Performance Plus adds 8 auto service stores with acquisition of Muskegon-based Van’s Car Wash

WYOMING — Performance Plus Quick Oil Change Centers Inc. has added to its portfolio of oil change and car wash stores with the acquisition of Muskegon-based Van’s Car Wash Inc.

Published in Small Business

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 14:49

UFP acquires Alabama wood distributor in anticipation of growing factory-built housing demand

GRAND RAPIDS — Anticipating an uptick in demand for factory-built housing, Grand Rapids-based wood products manufacturer UFP Industries Inc. announced the acquisition of one of its current vendors.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:53

Skymint to acquire 3Fifteen in latest Michigan cannabis deal

ANN ARBOR — Michigan-based cannabis company Skymint Inc. has acquired 3Fifteen Cannabis in a deal that broadens the company’s position across the state.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 09:50

Neogen acquires pet medications maker CAPInnoVet

LANSING — Food and animal safety products maker Neogen Corp. has bolstered its holding in the fast-growing veterinary market with the acquisition of an Atlanta-based companion animal health company. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 16 September 2021 15:19

Grand Rapids tax services firm acquires N.Y. software provider

WALKER — Greatland Corp., which provides tax reporting services to businesses nationwide, has acquired a New York firm that provides W-2 and 1099 preparation forms and software.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:36

VC-backed Sportsman Tracker sells to Texas firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Sportsman Tracker Inc., creator of the HuntWise mobile app, announced this week that it has sold the business to a Texas-based company that offers online recreational safety education and certification programs.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 16:20

Fabri-Kal to be acquired in $380 million deal

KALAMAZOO — Foodservice and consumer brand packaging manufacturer Fabri-Kal Corp. has reached a definitive agreement to sell to Pactiv Evergreen Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $380 million. 

Published in Manufacturing

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