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Displaying items tagged: mergers and acquisitions

Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:48

After latest acquisition, Riveridge to represent half of Michigan’s fresh apple market

SPARTA — Riveridge Produce Marketing Inc., the largest supplier of Michigan apples, has acquired the sales operation of Sparta-based Jack Brown Produce Inc.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:33

M&A Outlook: Despite higher interest rates, M&A advisers remain bullish on deal flow for 2019

Professionals expect a vibrant M&A market and strong deal flow this year amid easing U.S. economic growth and rising interest rates.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:29

New PE firm to target small manufacturers in rural Michigan markets

small private equity firm started in Southern Michigan plans to invest in a niche area most investors ignore. In targeting small manufacturers in small towns and other rural markets across the state, Parma-based Fresh Water Ventures Fund LP seeks to acquire small businesses and maintain operations in their hometowns.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 06 January 2019 10:54

M&A/PE Roundtable: Advisers see strong M&A market ahead, even as distressed deals, due diligence ramps up

M&A professionals expect the dealmaking market to remain healthy in 2019. That’s one of the conclusions from a panel of executives MiBiz assembled to talk about West Michigan’s mergers and acquisitions sector.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 January 2019 10:36

With $2B capital infusion, Acrisure expects to maintain active pace of dealmaking

CALEDONIA — In the more than five years since Greg Williams founded the company, Acrisure LLC has become the most prolific acquirer of independent insurance agencies in the U.S.

Published in Finance
Friday, 04 January 2019 11:02

Ascension signs letter of intent to acquire Allegan General Hospital

Allegan General Hospital and its parent health system would become part of the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. with the proposed acquisition by Ascension.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:03

Hines Corp. sells off specialty vehicle group

Hines Corp., a family-owned industrial holding company, has divested its Ohio-based Hines Specialty Vehicle Group.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 03 January 2019 12:47

Hospitality group acquires Traverse City resort for $23.2 million

The Greenwich Hospitality Group has acquired a northern Michigan beachside resort hotel.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 08:59

Neogen acquires Alberta-based animal genomics lab

The acquisition of an animal genomics laboratory in Alberta will position Neogen Corp. to more rapidly grow its business in Canada.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:43

Grand Traverse Plastics acquired by SE Michigan PE firm

A Northern Michigan Tier 1 supplier of engineered plastic assemblies has been acquired by a private equity firm.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:55

Spartan Motors acquires fleet vehicle lighting and accessories installer

Spartan Motors Inc. has acquired a Florida-based company that helps outfit vehicles with lighting, accessories and communications equipment.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:52

Charter Industries Extrusions acquired by Pittsburgh PE firm

KENTWOOD — Charter Industries Extrusions LLC, a supplier of carpentry components for the furniture and casegoods industries, has been acquired by a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private equity firm.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 10 December 2018 12:54

New investment to drive more deals for Acrisure

CALEDONIA — Three investors have put more money into Acrisure LLC, the West Michigan-based insurance brokerage that’s been growing rapidly through an aggressive acquisition strategy.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 09 December 2018 15:35

MiBiz Growth Report: Dec. 10, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Dec. 10, 2018.

Published in Articles
Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:14

Aiming Small? Orchard Creek Capital’s deal for Classic Die signals downmarket trend for private equity firm

GRAND RAPIDS — For its first acquisition, Northville-based Orchard Creek Capital LLC targeted an investment in an established, family-owned manufacturing company.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 25 November 2018 19:03

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 26, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 26, 2018.

Published in Articles
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:11

SpartanNash to acquire South Bend-based Martin’s Super Markets

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash Co. plans to acquire Martin’s Super Markets Inc., a family-owned grocery chain based in South Bend, Ind.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 19 November 2018 09:18

Advia Credit Union to acquire Illinois bank

PARCHMENT — Advia Credit Union would gain a larger market presence in northern Illinois with the proposed acquisition of Golden Eagle Community Bank.

Published in Finance

Friday, 16 November 2018 13:23

With pending $13.2 billion deal, JCI to fully exit West Michigan auto supplier operations

HOLLAND — Johnson Controls International plc would exit its last remaining automotive industry manufacturing operations in West Michigan if it completes a transaction announced this week.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 12 November 2018 12:47

EPS Security acquires Owosso firm

GRAND RAPIDS — EPS Security has made its second acquisition of 2018.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:07

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 12, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 12, 2018.

Published in Finance

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:08

PE-backed Zeeland firm acquires stair parts maker

ZEELAND — Novo Building Products has acquired L.J. Smith Inc., a 133-year-old producer of parts for stairs that’s based in Bowerston, Ohio. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 November 2018 18:50

PE-backed firm acquires 5 Michigan fire equipment businesses

Five Michigan-based businesses in the fire and safety equipment industry sold last month to St. Paul, Minn.-based Summit Companies.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 12:31

M&A 2018 Awards Recap: Celebrating the dealmakers

MiBiz, in conjunction with the Association for Corporate Growth of Western Michigan, highlighted the winners and finalists of the 2018 M&A Deals and Dealmakers of the Year Awards on Oct. 28 at the Gerald  R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. 

Published in Finance

Monday, 29 October 2018 13:03

Proos Manufacturing acquired by company employee, plans to expand existing facility

GRAND RAPIDS — Proos Manufacturing Inc. has come under new ownership.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 29, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 29, 2018.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:55

Lacks Enterprises acquires Kansas-based composite wheel manufacturer

A Grand Rapids-based automotive supplier has acquired Emergent Carbon Wheels, a Kansas City, Kan.-based manufacturer of carbon fiber composite wheels.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:46

Friar finds deals aplenty in niche segment of M&A sector

By focusing on the smaller end of the M&A market, Max Friar has sought to expand the deal flow for his Grand Rapids-based advisory firm.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:26

Kothari sees positive changes in M&A market

The recent scale and scope of M&A activity around the region has made for a “pretty cool year” for deal advisers like Rajesh Kothari. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:13

Transparency drives results for Helminski, Auxo Investment Partners

The “secret sauce” that separates Auxo Investment Partners from other private equity firms comes down to hard work. 

Published in Breaking News

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