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Displaying items tagged: mergers and acquisitions

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
Monday, 31 October 2022 10:38

Norton Shores aftermarket parts manufacturer AGS Co. acquires automotive hose company

NORTON SHORES — Automotive aftermarket parts manufacturer AGS Company Automotive Solutions LLC continues to build out its portfolio of products with a deal for BrakeQuip LLC. 

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 24 October 2022 14:20

Byron Center I.T. service provider acquires Novi firm to bolster cybersecurity offerings

BYRON CENTER — Information technology service provider People Driven Technology Inc. has acquired a Southeast Michigan tech consulting firm to build out its cybersecurity offerings after a two-year string of organic growth.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 23 October 2022 18:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 24, 2022

Below is a snapshot of growth activity that was published in our Oct. 24, 202 print edition. To subscribe (free to qualified business executives in West Michigan), visit mibiz.com/subscribe.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 10 October 2022 13:41

Auxo Investment Partners sells New Orleans barge transport firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has sold a New Orleans-based barge transportation company that it acquired five years ago.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 07 October 2022 19:02

ESOP structure offers ‘clear choice’ as founders sell Twisthink to employees

HOLLAND — The founders of digital consulting firm Twisthink LLC will transition company ownership to workers under an employee stock ownership plan.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 14 September 2022 15:25

Service Express bolsters data center maintenance offerings in scooping up Ohio firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. has acquired the similarly focused, Beaverton, Ohio-based Sherlock Services Inc.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 14 September 2022 09:01

PE-backed Kamps Inc. closes 3 deals in 30 days

WALKER — Pallet solutions firm Kamps Inc. has kicked its dealmaking into high gear over the last month, closing on acquisitions that expand the company’s footprint into Minnesota and deepen its presence in Florida.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 08 September 2022 09:02

Mutually Human acquires Grand Rapids-based analytics firm Mirrorlytics

GRAND RAPIDS — Mutually Human LLC, a Grand Rapids-based digital transformation and software consultant, acquired Mirrorlytics LLC, a respected data and business analytics firm also based in Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 07 September 2022 14:01

Huizenga Group bolsters automation portfolio in deal for SE Michigan supplier

GRAND RAPIDS — The Huizenga Group has bolstered its capabilities in the automation sector in a deal for supplier Bulldog Factory Service LLC based in Madison Heights.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 09:48

Consumer goods insurer Montage Inc. of Kentwood acquired by Boston firm

KENTWOOD — Montage Inc., a provider of protection plans for residential furniture, jewelry and watches, has sold to One80 Intermediaries Inc., a Boston-based specialty insurance broker.

Published in Finance

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 11:58

SE Michigan dealer group scoops up Keller Ford store in Walker

WALKER — Keller Ford Inc. has sold to a southeast Michigan dealership group. 

Published in Finance
Thursday, 25 August 2022 09:56

PE-backed FlavorSum acquires Mo. flavor maker

KALAMAZOO — Private equity-backed FlavorSum LLC, formerly known as National Flavors, has bolstered its platform with the addition of a fifth flavor manufacturer. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 00:06

Family owned food manufacturing giant Roskam Baking Co. sells to Chicago PE firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Roskam Baking Co., the quietly massive operation that helped put West Michigan on the map as a center for food manufacturing, has sold to new private equity owners after nearly a century as a family owned business. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:10

Acrisure bolsters cyber services division with two acquisitions

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids-based fintech company and global insurance broker Acrisure LLC has added to its cyber services business with two acquisitions.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 19 July 2022 12:00

American Storage & Logistics acquires two firms, plans to change name

GRAND RAPIDS — American Storage & Logistics is expanding its capabilities with acquisitions of two equipment suppliers based in the northeastern United States. 

Published in Small Business
Monday, 18 July 2022 14:24

Fox Motors buys 3 SE Michigan dealerships

GRAND RAPIDS — Fox Motor Group LLC has expanded its holdings in southeast Michigan with the acquisition of three dealerships from Ken Garff Automotive LLC. 

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 16:42

Service Express acquires pair of firms as tech M&A market cools so far in 2022

GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. has acquired two companies: Middleville-based cloud hosting provider ​​iInTheCloud LLC and Danbury, Conn.-based managed service provider iTech Solutions Group LLC.

Published in Small Business
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

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