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Sunday, 14 August 2022 18:11

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 15, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 15, 2022:

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:00

Economic disruptions create M&A ‘inflection point’ at midyear

The mergers and acquisitions market enters the second half of 2022 facing a stack of issues that may affect deal flow and how transactions are structured.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 28 March 2021 17:00

MiBiz roundtable: M&A experts forecast strong deal flow in post-pandemic rebound

Mergers and acquisitions should remain strong through 2021 — driven by several factors affecting deal flow — although finding a good deal may come with a high price for buyers.

Published in Finance

Monday, 07 December 2020 11:47

Innovative Medical Systems acquired by Illinois electronic security firm

GRAND RAPIDS -- Convergint Technologies LLC in Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired Grand Rapids-based Innovative Medical Systems Inc., a reseller of acute care and technical products for hospitals.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 25 October 2020 17:48

M&A deals for distressed companies expected to pick up in months ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic that slammed the economy this spring could generate more M&A deals in the months ahead.

Published in Finance
Monday, 21 September 2020 10:25

M&A firms say deal activity is rebounding after pandemic slow-down

M&A activity that declined sharply in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and slammed the economy appears to have started rebounding after mid-year.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 13 September 2020 13:24

MiBiz Growth Report: September 13, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 13, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:35

MiBiz Growth Report: May 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 27, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:05

West Michigan manufacturers reopen with heightened awareness of risk management

Manufacturers are contending with the risk COVID-19 still poses to their workforces.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:49

EXPLORING WHAT’S NEXT Experts preview workplace changes as economy slowly re-emerges

People who have been working from home for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic will return to a decidedly different workplace than they had previously once the economy gets going again. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:05

M&A Roundtable: Buyers continue chasing deals as limited inventory of quality sellers persists

ROUNDTABLE: The M&A market ended 2019 in good shape and professionals who work in the field expect dealmaking to remain strong in the new year. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 November 2019 19:30

‘STILL STRONG’: M&A helps plastics manufacturers diversify, find growth

Mergers and acquisitions activity among plastics manufacturers has been uneven as the supply of assets shrinks, demand grows and threats to the economy build. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: July 8, 2019

Here is the growth report for July 8, 2019:

Published in Finance
Sunday, 27 January 2019 20:04

Clarion Technologies grows with acquisition of Charlotte plastics molder

HOLLAND — Acquiring the assets of a Charlotte-based plastics molder gave Clarion Technologies Inc. a broader customer base, added manufacturing capacity and the ability to move production closer to clients. The Holland-based Clarion Technologies acquired certain assets and a book of business from CNI Plastics LLC of Charlotte. Clarion Technologies redeployed the production equipment acquired in the deal to its facilities in Greenville, Mich., Anderson, S.C., and Garland, Texas.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:33

M&A Outlook: Despite higher interest rates, M&A advisers remain bullish on deal flow for 2019

Professionals expect a vibrant M&A market and strong deal flow this year amid easing U.S. economic growth and rising interest rates.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 28 October 2018 14:36

Strong economy drives deal flow, optimism for continued bullish M&A market

An already strong M&A market could get even more competitive in 2019, driven by a good U.S. economy and plenty of available capital.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 18 August 2018 16:23

Auto suppliers team up to access new tech, ‘diversify risk,’ experts say

ACME — Amid a period of technological upheaval in the automotive industry, West Michigan-based supplier Mann + Hummel USA Inc. is reducing project costs and saving time by partnering, collaborating or aligning with larger OEMs.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 22, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 22, 2018: 

• M&A: Bridgman-based Kruger Plastic Products has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm HC Private Investments, according to a statement. Kruger President Pat Brandstatter and VP of Engineering Dirk Kruger retained “significant stakes” in the custom injection molding company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP served as legal counsel to Kruger, which was advised on the transaction by BlueWater Partners LLC, a Grand Rapids-based investment banking and consulting firm.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:45

Advisers expect strong deal flow for 2018, despite talent, geopolitical challenges

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

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 12 November 2017 14:56

Deals aplenty: Survey results point to stronger M&A market in 2018

Next year should usher in an even stronger M&A market across the U.S. than in 2017, with more deals occurring in the middle market and involving privately-owned companies.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:57

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 30, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 30, 2017:

• M&A: Stryker Corp. acquired a majority interest in French medical device company Vexim SA and plans to make a tender offer to buy out its remaining shareholders. The Kalamazoo-based Stryker (NYSE: SYK) acquired 50.7 percent of shares and 50.3 percent of voting rights to Vexim, based in Balma, near Toulouse, France. Stryker paid 20 euros per share to funds managed by Truffle Capital, Bpifrance and Kreaxi, as well as Vexim managers. Vexim said the acquisition of the majority stake by Stryker has an equity value of 183 million euros, which equates to about $216 million. Vexim specializes in devices for minimally invasive procedures to treat traumatic spinal pathologies.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:43

Borrowing at last: Small business owners return to banks for financing, even amid emerging economic concerns

Over the past decade, many small business owners put off expansions or capital equipment purchases for as long as they could.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:02

More of the same? Seller’s market largely unfazed by rising interest rates, politics as deal flow keeps pace

Professionals working in mergers and acquisitions in West Michigan expect strong deal flow to continue in 2017, maintaining a seller’s market.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:38

Availability of capital soars as banks compete for deals & new alternatives emerge

Not that it’s ever easy, but business owners have a greater array of options than ever when seeking financing for their companies. From private investor capital to bank debt, businesses with a good track record should have the ability to secure what they need, according to local finance professionals.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:17

As lenders rush to deploy capital, manufacturers opt for balance

Spurred on by increased demand for its industrial welding equipment, Wyoming-based RoMan Manufacturing Inc. needed to expand. Luckily, the company had several options at its disposal to fund that growth, according to President and CEO Bob Roth.

Published in Manufacturing