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GRAND RAPIDS — An M&A firm catering to small businesses took on a new name as it began to pick up clients and reach out nationally.

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GRAND RAPIDS — SpendMend LLC, a company that provides spending visibility and audit and recovery services to the health care industry, sold a majority stake to Chicago-based private equity firm Sheridan Capital Partners.

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West Michigan companies remain active in the M&A market as they seek out growth, expansion and new lines of business. This special report examines the outlook for 2018 and offers a look back at activity last year.

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MIDLAND — As Chemical Financial Corp. moves toward closing its latest and largest acquisition, David Ramaker remains open to additional deals that would further expand the bank’s footprint in the Midwest.

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The list of most-read stories on MiBiz.com for the first half of 2016 has a decidedly real estate and retail-related theme.  

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Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:53

MiBiz Growth Report: May 31, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 31, 2016. 

  • M&A: Sun Capital Partners Inc., a Florida-based private equity firm, has acquired convenience store operator Admiral Petroleum Co. and Lemmen Oil Co. in Coopersville. Admiral operates 130 Admiral gas stations and convenience stores in Michigan and Indiana, plus nine under the Lemmen brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sun Capital named Jeff Turpin, a 20-year veteran of the convenience store industry, as CEO. Turpin previously served as chairman and CEO of VPS Convenience Store Group, a former portfolio company of Sun Capital.
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Blu Perspective Corp. acquired Grand Rapids-based commercial cleaning company Busy Bea’s Services, according to a statement.

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With the integration of the former Firstbank Corp. nearly complete following the acquisition last summer, Mercantile Bank Corp. moved into 2015 targeting loan and revenue growth across a far broader market.

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The Evansville, Ind.-based Old National closed the deal Jan. 1, according to a document filed today with federal securities regulators. The deal for Founders Financial, the parent corporation of Founders Bank & Trust, adds marks Old National’s entry into the Grand Rapids-area market and adds four offices to the Michigan branch network for Old National, which now has 40 offices in the state.

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Sunday, 09 November 2014 21:42

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 10, 2014

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 10, 2014:

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