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Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:07

Pushing forward: West Michigan real estate industry moves to execute on plans

By and large, 2016 made for a record year for many in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction sectors. 

Sunday, 11 December 2016 15:53

Honigman plants stake in Grand Rapids with hire of veteran M&A lawyer

GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP wants to build a presence in the Grand Rapids market based on the talent the law firm can attract.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:33

New regs on wellness plans could require employers to adjust incentives

New federal regulations that take effect Jan. 1 may require some employers to adjust the incentives they offer to get employees to join their workplace wellness programs.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:23

Chemical Financial explores moving regional HQ in downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — The largest bank headquartered in Michigan wants to increase its profile in downtown Grand Rapids in the years ahead. 

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 21 October 2016 13:49

Execs say finding the right buyer can be more important than the multiple

Attorneys working in the field of M&A like to say that there’s a story behind every transaction. That notion was on full display at last night’s MiBiz M&A Deals and Dealmakers of the Year Awards held at the Studio D2D in Grand Rapids. A common theme among the winners and finalists was a desire to preserve the culture of a company created by the sellers, even as the firm went through the transaction process.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:21

WNJ’s Jones closed 20 deals valued at $1.5 billion

In what he describes as a “good year,” Michael Jones was involved in closing 20 transactions in late 2015 and the first half of 2016 that had a collective value of $1.5 billion. 

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:47

Executive winners and finalists offer best practices for M&A

Buying or selling a business or putting together a major deal is not the time to get cheap.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:11

Developers see mixed messages in downtown Grand Rapids office market

GRAND RAPIDS — Facing a dearth of high-amenity space in the downtown Grand Rapids market, commercial real estate stakeholders hope developers can soon begin to add Class A office inventory.

Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:18

MiBiz Growth Report: June 27, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 27, 2016.

• M&A: German company Kion Group AG, an industrial truck, material handling and logistics automation equipment manufacturer, plans to acquire Dematic Corp. for approximately $2.1 billion in what executives described as a “landmark” transaction. The deal values the logistics and automation firm, whose North American operations are based in Grand Rapids, at an enterprise value of $3.25 billion, according to a joint statement. Dematic generated $1.8 billion in revenues and $166 million in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes during the calendar year 2015. Kion Group will acquire Dematic from funds managed by New York City private equity firm AEA Investors LP and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter pending regulatory approval, also carves out “certain liabilities,” according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 20 June 2016 08:23

Perrigo to sell vitamins, minerals and supplements to New Jersey firm

Perrigo Co. plc will sell off its vitamins, minerals and supplements business to International Vitamin Corp. of Freehold, N.J.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 20:00

Sources: CWD wins bid for 5/3 Bank campus in downtown Grand Rapids

CWD Real Estate Investment Inc. appears primed to make another significant acquisition in Grand Rapids’ central business district.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:42

Navigating a shifting market: Beer braces for eventual plateau, retail challenges; cider and spirits see room to grow

As the craft beverage industry matures, it’s attracted new entrants who may be more concerned with making a quick profit than with the quality of the liquid. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:49

Downtown GR contractors, architects inundated with multi-story projects

West Michigan contractors and architects point to the diversification of backlogged projects as further proof of a healthy regional economy. 

Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:38

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Downtown grocery stores beginning to materialize

With nearly 2,000 new apartment units in the development pipeline for downtown Grand Rapids, many in the community have started to wonder when a full-service grocery store will open in the city core.

Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:19

Consolidation spreads to the beer supply chain

Industry watchers expect some of the same consolidation activity that’s taken the craft brewing industry by storm in recent years to spread into its agricultural supply chain, particularly for hops.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:16

Michigan’s craft beverage industry could prove attractive for acquisitions

Despite a long career in the beer distribution business, Keith Klopcic lacked expertise in making the beverages he sold to bars and retailers around the state of Michigan. So when the opportunity arose to buy Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Co. last year, he tapped a partner with extensive craft brewing resources who had the know-how to help him continue scaling up the business.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
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