Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Senior writer, covers health care, finance and life sciences. Twitter: @masanche

Banks and credit card companies think they should be the ones who select the best technologies to combat fraud, not the state Legislature.

At $271.2 million, the expansion and renovation at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus in Muskegon stands as one of the largest health care projects in Michigan today.

A pair of deals would give Chemical Financial Corp. and Huntington Bancshares Inc. larger footprints in Michigan and could renew the momentum for bank M&A in the state.

Here is a round-up of quarterly and annual performance filings from banks in West Michigan.

The investment volume lifted the amount invested by the Holland-based angel group to $19.6 million since 2004, an increase of 20 percent from a year earlier. Two pending new investments that should close in the first quarter should elevate that total to more than $20 million, executives said.

A $167,383 grant from the AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation will support Catherine’s Health Center’s Healthy Heart Team that works to improve the cardiac and overall health of patients who have multiple medical conditions.

What executives tout as a “merger of equals” with Chemical Financial Corp. represents what one institutional shareholder for Talmer Bancorp Inc. considers a deal that should get voted down.

Chemical Financial Corp. plans to acquire Talmer Bancorp Inc. in a $1.1 billion deal that will create one of the largest banks in the Midwest.

Quality Aluminum Products Inc. — a maker of siding, gutters, roof edging and other exterior products for the residential housing industry — became the seventh portfolio company for the Grand Rapids-based Blackford Capital’s Michigan Prosperity Fund.

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