GRAND RAPIDS — When advisers begin to prepare a business for a transition and sale, they also need to prepare the entrepreneur for what’s next.

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Robotics and additive manufacturing markets have entered into a new phase of growth, ripened by an era in which maintaining the status quo is no longer viable for manufacturers who struggle to secure quality labor. That’s because robotic systems are enabling manufacturers to deliver higher quality parts and maximize throughput, said Mark Ermatinger, vice president of sales at Zeeland-based Industrial Control Service Inc., who does not see the “rise” of robots stopping anytime soon.

Published in Manufacturing

small private equity firm started in Southern Michigan plans to invest in a niche area most investors ignore. In targeting small manufacturers in small towns and other rural markets across the state, Parma-based Fresh Water Ventures Fund LP seeks to acquire small businesses and maintain operations in their hometowns.

Published in Finance

M&A professionals expect the dealmaking market to remain healthy in 2019. That’s one of the conclusions from a panel of executives MiBiz assembled to talk about West Michigan’s mergers and acquisitions sector.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 29, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 29, 2018.

Published in Finance

Mergers and acquisition activity remained strong in West Michigan through the third quarter, as many sellers opted to go to market while they can still get a good price for their businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:05

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 20, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 20, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

GRAND RAPIDS — Manufacturer Midway Rotary Die Solutions has sold to a West Michigan-based private equity firm.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 16, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 16., 2017:

Published in Breaking News

Private equity investments in Michigan grew in 2016 with an increase in both deals and the amount of capital invested.

Published in Finance
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