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Displaying items tagged: mergers and acquisitions

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
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

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