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Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:18

MiBiz Growth Report: June 27, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 27, 2016.

• M&A: German company Kion Group AG, an industrial truck, material handling and logistics automation equipment manufacturer, plans to acquire Dematic Corp. for approximately $2.1 billion in what executives described as a “landmark” transaction. The deal values the logistics and automation firm, whose North American operations are based in Grand Rapids, at an enterprise value of $3.25 billion, according to a joint statement. Dematic generated $1.8 billion in revenues and $166 million in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes during the calendar year 2015. Kion Group will acquire Dematic from funds managed by New York City private equity firm AEA Investors LP and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter pending regulatory approval, also carves out “certain liabilities,” according to a statement.

Published in In the News

The Boyd Group Inc., announced today the opening of a new Gerber Collision & Glass repair center in Kalamazoo, formerly operated by the adjacent Seelye Ford car dealership.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 02 August 2015 08:54

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 3, 2015

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 3, 2015:

Published in Economic Development

Chicago-based The Boyd Group Inc. has acquired a 19,000-square-foot collision repair center in Battle Creek that previously operated as Phil Smead’s Auto Body Inc., according to a statement.

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