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WYOMING — Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in a Grand Rapids suburb, hundreds of custom-built computer servers are at work 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Published in Finance

Over the last couple of years, Eric Seifert has started hearing from past clients whom he helped get commercial loans to start their businesses more than two decades ago.

Published in Finance

GREENVILLE — After being on the market for more than a year, a West Michigan restaurant and brewery has sold to new owners.

Published in Beer and wine

GRAND RAPIDS — As older entrepreneurs increasingly seek to sell their small businesses and retire, Max Friar saw a business opportunity.

Published in Finance

KALAMAZOO — After two years of looking for manufacturing companies to buy, Dave Kersjes and Steve Remstad found an opportunity in FlowTech Inc., a small producer of fluid and air filtration products.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

M&A market shift ahead?

M&A professionals say deal volume remains strong heading into mid year with more buyers in the market than sellers. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:49

MiBiz Growth Report: May 15, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 15, 2017: 

• M&A: Muskegon-based KL Outdoor LLC will add a bevvy of new products to its business through a recent merger with GSC Technologies Corp., a Montreal-based manufacturer of kayaks and other plastic products. About three months ago, KL Outdoor — a manufacturer of kayaks, paddleboards and other watercraft — was purchased by New Water Capital LP, a private equity firm based in Boca Raton, Fla. The private equity firm plans to wrap GSC Technologies under the KL Outdoor brand, according to Dan Harris, vice president of sales at KL Outdoor. Harris expects the merger to expand KL Outdoor’s product offerings, as GSC manufactures a variety of products including outdoor furniture, totes and other related products.

Published in In the News

As Neil Brown and Wade Thompson considered acquiring Central Interconnect Inc. late last year, they found themselves interested in the opportunity the company presented.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 23, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 23, 2017.

• M&A: Bryan Betten and Chris Baker, two veteran West Michigan dealership executives, have acquired Grand Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lowell from former owner Harvey Koning. Betten-Baker is in the process of acquiring the remaining Grand Auto Family Services Inc. dealerships owned by Koning, which include facilities in Grandville, Allegan and Lowell, said Pete Ricards, division director at Betten-Baker. The company also is acquiring a Big Rapids-based GMC dealership from Gary Trimarco Automotive group, but is waiting on manufacturer approval from General Motors to complete both deals. 

Published in In the News

Collins & Associates in Grand Rapids has acquired insurance broker SAIF Agency Group Inc. in Kingsley, just south of Traverse City.

Published in In the News
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