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GRAND RAPIDS — One of West Michigan’s public companies has been acquired in a $625 million deal.

X-Rite Inc. (NASDAQ:XRIT) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Danaher (NYSE: DHR) under which Danaher will acquire the company for $5.55 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $625 million including the assumption of debt, net of cash. The offer is 39 percent above X-Rite’s closing share price of $4.00 on April 9.

Published in In the News
Friday, 16 March 2012 08:56

Credit unions mergers to continue

As the banking industry enters another era of mergers and acquisitions, Michigan credit unions continue the steady consolidation trend that has been occurring for more than a decade, though at a slightly slower rate the last two years.

Published in Finance

More than a year after moving his private equity firm to his home state, Martin Stein has begun forming a new investment fund to target Michigan-based companies for acquisition.

Published in Finance

Mergers and acquisitions are keeping Jack Hendon and his partners at H&S Companies pretty busy these days. The Fremont-based accounting and consulting firm is advising clients on transactions, but the 60-person firm with offices around the region also closed a couple deals of its own in the first month of 2012. H&S Companies acquired companies in Mt. Pleasant and Rockford and continues to look for add-on acquisition opportunities to expand geographically, add capabilities and leverage overhead, Hendon says.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:41

Coastal Container acquires Best Packaging

Good things may come in small packages, but Coastal Container’s growing business is done in packages of many different sizes. With the recent of acquisition of Best Packaging in Coopersville, the company’s growth has been steady since it was created four years ago. President and CEO of Coastal Container Brent Peterson said the acquisition will make Coastal a much stronger company and add to its stability and profitability as well as its cash flow.

Published in Manufacturing

Perrigo Co.’s latest acquisition is designed to boost its product line for diabetes care. The Allegan-based company signed a definite agreement to acquire the assets of Alpharetta, Georgia-based CanAm Care for $36 million.

Published in In the News
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