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Shape Corp. acquires Ohio aluminum extruder

Written by | Monday, 15 January 2018 21:13 |

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. plans to acquire Trenton, Ohio-based Magnode Corp., a manufacturer of aluminum extrusion.

GRAND RAPIDS — The relationship between two companies involved in a 2016 acquisition appears to have soured, with both entities now pointing the finger at each other in federal court.

A nearly year-long federal court case between two Kalamazoo-area economic development organizations over the use various iterations of “269” in publications and marketing materials has been dismissed.

B&K Technology Solutions Inc. (which does business as Advanced Technology Recycling) has moved its Grand Rapids operations to a 25,000-square-foot facility on Cottage Grove St. SE, the company announced this week.

Automotive supplier Gentex Corp. announced long-term exclusive partnership with a Swedish tech firm.

Acrisure LLC would extend its business to Europe with the proposed purchase of a London-based insurance broker.

Great Lakes Management Services Organization, the company formed last spring with private equity firm Sterling Partners’ acquisition of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, acquired Shoreline Vision in Muskegon.

Betten Baker acquires Cadillac dealership

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 16:30 |

A growing West Michigan dealership group has acquired a store in Cadillac.

Automotive supplier Gentex Corp. has taken an equity stake in Boulder, Colo.-based tech firm Yonomi as part of a $5 million Series A financial round.

Surpassing 100 procedures for both heart and lung transplants shows the steady progress made in the programs Spectrum Health launched earlier this decade.

Arconic to expand in Whitehall, create 38 jobs

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 11:17 |

Arconic Inc. will invest $10 million into its existing Whitehall-based facility that’s expected to create 38 jobs over the next several years, according to a statement.

Perrigo names new CEO

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 10:43 |

Uwe Rohrhoff, a veteran pharmaceutical industry executive who previously ran Germany’s Gerresheimer AG, was named today as the new president and CEO at Perrigo Co. plc.

GRAND RAPIDS — While Grand Rapids residents voted more than five years ago to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, city officials are still taking a “wait and see” approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities.

M&A activity should remain strong in 2018 and perhaps get a push from federal tax reform.

2018 M&A Outlook: A special report from MiBiz

Written by | Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:29 |

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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