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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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In his 28 years in practice, attorney Jeff Ott has worked on almost 70 transactions, nearly a dozen of which involved Chemical Financial Corp.’s acquisitions of other banks.

A phone call Ranir LLC CEO Rich Sorota got in early 2016 offered an opportunity: Multinational medical device and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. wanted to sell its Rembrandt teeth-whitening product line. 

The 2014 sale of a Baltimore, Md.-based optical practice to a Los Angeles private equity firm was one of two industry deals that led to an opportunity for the partners at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology PC.

Nearing $10 billion in assets after a series of smaller community bank acquisitions, Chemical Financial Corp. last year needed to pursue a deal larger than any it had contemplated before.

As Congress debated the Affordable Care Act over 15 months in 2009 and 2010, then-U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak sought to strike a balance.

HOLLAND — With $600,000 in new capital, a West Michigan startup plans to fund an upcoming human clinical trial for its medical device technology.

Mercy Health wants to develop two new outpatient care centers in North Muskegon and the Hudsonville area.

HOLLAND — Partners in a firm that invests in medical device innovations are considering forming a new $10 million venture capital fund to back early-stage health care startups, MiBiz has learned.

The number of venture capital deals in Michigan held relatively steady through the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period a year earlier, although the amount invested declined.

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