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Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:27

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 17, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 17, 2016: 
• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Ranir LLC, a manufacturer of a variety of oral care products, has acquired Toronto-based BrushPoint, a maker of toothbrushes. In the deal, for which terms were not disclosed, Ranir will increase its product offerings and distribution footprint in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The BrushPoint acquisition comes on the heels of a deal in July of this year in which Ranir purchased the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Last month, the company also said it had purchased the 200,000-square-foot facility at 4701 East Paris Ave. SE where it had been a tenant for 20 years.

Published in Frontpage News

DP Fox Ventures LLC, the family office of Dan and Pamella DeVos, today announced its acquisition of the Edge Ice Arena in Holland.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — When it comes to the possibility of redesigning one of Grand Rapids’ oldest downtown plazas, there’s a common refrain from people around the city: Something should be done. 

Published in Design Build

The 1960s-era office building at 300 Ottawa Ave. NW on the north side of downtown will receive major upgrades in the coming months.

Published in In the News

Increasingly confident consumers with more cash in their pockets have Diane Maher optimistic about the automotive retail market going into next year. The firm’s Grand Rapids-based Fox Motor Group LLC — a so-called ‘mega dealer’ that generated $631 million in sales last year — sells 43 brands at two dozen locations in Grand Rapids, northern Michigan and Chicago.

Published in Crystal Ball

As West Michigan’s automotive dealer groups survey the competitive landscape, they’re finding it hard to pass up deals to add new stores, expand their geographic footprint and create attractive economies of scale.

Published in In the News

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