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Businesses confronted with the risk of cybersecurity attacks need to avoid falling into the mindset that “it can’t happen to us.” 

Published in Economic Development

Attorneys working in the field of M&A like to say that there’s a story behind every transaction. That notion was on full display at last night’s MiBiz M&A Deals and Dealmakers of the Year Awards held at the Studio D2D in Grand Rapids. A common theme among the winners and finalists was a desire to preserve the culture of a company created by the sellers, even as the firm went through the transaction process.

Published in In the News

 Performing due diligence on an acquisition target’s financials and business operations remains an essential part of any deal. Understanding the corporate culture of a company you’re buying is different, yet it requires just as much due diligence to ensure the right fit and a smooth integration after the deal closes.

Published in In the News

LANSING — As the governor and legislators struggle to agree on a plan to fund upgrades to Michigan’s aging road system, Rich Studley worries that failure to resolve the issue hurts the state’s reputation and business climate.

Published in Finance

The venture capital industry’s success over the last decade in Michigan has created a significant challenge as the demand for funding in the next few years far outpaces the availability of capital, requiring a broader approach by managers creating new funds.

Published in Finance

For any business owner who’s seeking a buyer and worries about what will happen to his or her company in the long term, cutting a deal with another family could very well represent an option to consider.

Published in Finance

2013 is shaping up as a year for mega mergers and transformational transactions in West Michigan. In July alone, West Michigan public companies announced $10.6 billion in mergers and acquisitions with three transactions involving Perrigo ($8.6 billion), Spartan Stores ($1.3 billion) and Gentex ($700 million).

Published in Finance

Private equity fund managers like John Pollock say their industry must embrace transparency and better define their roles in the economy.

Published in Focus

The key to a successful acquisition is the careful attention and process a company brings to it.

Published in In the News

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