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November 13, 2019

Huron Capital’s Brian Demkowicz Shares His Secrets To Good Dealmaking

Brian Demkowicz has a process for everything, enabling Huron Capital to continually make the right call on dealmaking opportunities....

By Mark Scott

November 12, 2019

BioLife Solutions Buys Custom Biogenic Systems

CBS, a privately held company with operations located near Detroit, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen laboratory freezers and cryogenic equipment....

By Mark Scott

November 11, 2019

Xitron Bought By Global Graphics

Since the company’s inception in 1977, it has been viewed as a mainstay in professional prepress production and was recently awarded a patent for its unique USB-SCSI interface....

By Mark Scott

November 7, 2019

GM Sells Lordstown Plant To Electric Vehicle Startup

Lordstown Motors Corp. plans to begin building the Endurance electric pickup truck in 2020 and locate its headquarters at the plant....

By Mark Scott

November 6, 2019

NY-Based ICV To Buy Diversified Restaurant Holdings

DRH is one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") with 64 sports bars across five states....

By Mark Scott

November 5, 2019

O2’s Jay Hansen: M&A Works Best When Both Sides Are Ready To Deal

Dealmaking works better when there is M&A expertise on both sides of the table, says the private equity firm's managing partner....

By Mark Scott

November 5, 2019

Universal Logistics Buys Roadrunner Intermodal

Universal expects its intermodal drayage business to operate an estimated fleet of over 2,500 tractors, transact business from 49 terminals strategically located throughout the U.S., and produce future annual revenues in excess of $500 million....

By Mark Scott

November 4, 2019

TriMas Sells Lamons Business In $135M Deal

TriMas Co. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corp., has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Lamons business to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing, for $135 million in cash....

By Mark Scott

November 4, 2019

C3 Industries Closes Funding Round, Brings Total Raised To Over $25M

C3's current business plan includes a three-state strategy of Oregon, Michigan and Massachusetts. The company has also submitted cultivation, processing and retail license applications in the state of Missouri....

By Mark Scott

October 31, 2019

U of M’s David Brophy: Michigan Needs To Retain More Talent, Secure More Investment Dollars

The Michigan Private Equity Conference is part of an effort to spur private equity investment and activity in the state....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

FirstEnergy Extends Lease To Retain Akron HQ

As part of the agreement, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based McKinley will make substantial capital contributions to FirstEnergy over the next five years for workspace modernization and updates....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

BorgWarner Divests BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC To Enstar

In connection with the deal closing, Auburn Hills-based BorgWarner contributed approximately $172 million in cash to Morse TEC....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Domino’s Pizza Announces Recapitalization Transaction

Domino's had global retail sales of over $13.5 billion in 2018, with nearly $6.6 billion in the U.S. and more than $6.9 billion internationally....

By Mark Scott

October 29, 2019

Rockbridge Growth Equity Buys ProSites

The ProSites acquisition is the second investment that Detroit-based Rockbridge has announced in the past month....

By Mark Scott

October 28, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed XLerate Group Makes Eighth Add-On Acquisition

Huron Capital formed XLerate in 2014 to pursue a buy-and-build strategy in the rapidly changing auction industry....

By Mark Scott

October 22, 2019

LLamasoft Buys Opex Analytics

The acquisition, backed by TPG Capital, Goldman Sachs and MK Capital, is intended to create a combined company that will offer productized applications and innovative solutions to global organizations to accelerate adoption of artificial intelligence....

By Mark Scott

October 21, 2019

Platinum Equity Affiliate To Buy Cision Ltd. In $2.74B Deal

Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world....

By Mark Scott

October 21, 2019

Huron Capital’s Gretchen Perkins: You Don’t Have To Walk Away After You Sell

Business owners have numerous options as they explore the sale of their business, explains Gretchen Perkins....

By Mark Scott

October 18, 2019

DTE Midstream Expands Growth Platform With $2.25B Acquisition

The company has agreed to acquire a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana for a purchase price of $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in the second half of 2020....

By Mark Scott

October 17, 2019

Piston Group buys Marion Industries

Piston Automotive, a subsidiary of the Piston Group formed by Detroit businessman and NBA legend Vinnie Johnson, has acquired Ohio-based Marion Industries, a Tier 1 assembler of brake modules for Honda of America. The deal expands Piston Automotive’s footprint into the Central Ohio region and further diversifies the company’s growing list of OEM customers....

By Jayne Gest

October 16, 2019

Riverside Exits Fisher Unitech

The Riverside Co. has sold Fisher Unitech, a provider of 3D design software tools and 3D printers, to Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based Computer Aided Technology, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners L.P....

By Mark Scott

October 16, 2019

Savorfull’s Stacy Goldberg: Don’t Make A Deal If It Doesn’t Serve Your Needs

Dealmaking can be exciting, but it can also be a pathway to uncertainty if you’re not prepared, says Savorfull CEO Stacy Goldberg....

By Mark Scott

October 15, 2019

Rockbridge Growth Equity Invests In White Glove

Birmingham-based White Glove has seen explosive growth over the past three years and has grown into a company with more than 115 employees that has helped more than 1,000 service professionals across the U.S. and Canada grow their business....

By Mark Scott

October 14, 2019

Lovell Minnick Partners Buys Billhighway

Troy-based Billhighway provides SaaS-based accounting and transaction processing services to MBOs such as fraternities, sororities, unions and associations....

By Mark Scott

October 14, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed Sciens Building Solutions Buys Florida Company

This transaction represents the most recent acquisition completed by Sciens since Huron Capital formed the company in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire detection and integrated solutions sector....

By Mark Scott

October 11, 2019

Navv Systems Raises $50,000 Of Angel Funding

Navv Systems is a software company that uses Indoor Positioning technology to provide pedestrian traffic control for hospitals and healthcare systems....

By Mark Scott

October 11, 2019

Hunter Fan Co. Buys Jan Fan

Headquartered in Michigan and Ohio, Jan Fan is a manufacturer and distributor of fixed and rolling-mount caged fan solutions for commercial and industrial workspaces....

By Mark Scott

October 11, 2019

Brio Device Raises $500K In Series B Venture Funding

This funding follows a $1.25 million grant the company received in September from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland....

By Mark Scott

October 10, 2019

Jeremy Falendysz: Sellers Are Often Their Own Worst Enemy In Maximizing Deal Value

Sellers who want to boost value ahead of a potential sale often do more harm than good, says UHY Corporate Finance’s Jeremy Falendysz....

By Mark Scott

October 9, 2019

MSX International Buys California-Based PTS

With the acquisition of PTS, MSX expects to strengthen its Channel Management product portfolio with PTS's suite of software tools, proven e-learning and training management platforms....

By Mark Scott

October 8, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed InterVision Makes Sixth Acquisition

SeyVu specializes in machine learning and artificial intelligence, and all of its related interests, assets and intellectual properties....

By Mark Scott

October 7, 2019

Jackson-Based CrossBraining Raises $750,000 Of Angel Funding

The Jackson-based company has developed a learning application that allows teachers to upload lessons and projects and monitor classroom progress, as well as guide students across the projects....

By Mark Scott

October 3, 2019

TriPower Capital's Robert Sharpe: Capitalizing on Underserved Markets

The TriPower founding partner talks about his eye for making deals in the food and beverage space and one of the most common problems with today’s business landscape....

By Mark Scott

October 3, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed InterVision Makes Fifth Add-On Acquisition

Huron Capital partnered with Santa Clara, California-based InterVision in 2016 to pursue opportunities in the rapidly growing IT solutions industry....

By Mark Scott

October 3, 2019

MI Windows and Doors to buy the Milgard Windows and Doors division of Masco

The transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019, is expected to position MI Windows & Doors for nearly $1 billion in annual window and door sales....

By Adam Burroughs

October 1, 2019

ChoiceOne Bank Completes Acquisition of Lakestone Bank

The combined holding company is traded on the OTC Pink Open Market under the symbol COFS....

By Michael Marzec

September 30, 2019

Autokiniton Completes Acquisition Of Tower International

AGG's Autokiniton US Holdings, Inc. subsidiary paid $31 a share in cash, or about $900 million after accounting for debt and pension liabilities. The deal was announced in July....

By Michael Marzec

September 27, 2019

Gallagher To Buy LSG Insurance Partners

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm with operations in 35 countries....

By Mark Scott

September 27, 2019

Seasoned Operator Gerry Giudici On How To Achieve Synergies Through Acquisitions

Seasoned operating partner Gerry Giudici shares some of the key factors to consider when looking to achieve synergies through M&A....

By Mark Scott

September 25, 2019

Mainstreet Computers Bought By PE-Backed Convenient Payments

Convenient Payments is the eighth and final platform investment for Beekman Investment Partners III LP and the second payments technology platform for The Beekman Group, which is based in New York....

By Mark Scott

September 24, 2019

Netlink Buys Enterprise Touch

Netlink, a provider of information technology and business analytics solutions, has acquired Enterprise Touch, an enterprise mobility and digital transformation services provider based in Chennai, India....

By Mark Scott

September 23, 2019

Arotech Sells To Greenbriar Affiliate In $80M Deal

Arotech 's board will conduct a 30-day "go-shop" process to actively solicit and evaluate alternative acquisition proposals....

By Mark Scott

September 19, 2019

How Blockchain Could Impact Commercial Real Estate Investing

The future of dealmaking, specifically in the commercial real estate market, is in blockchain technology, says Inveniam Capital Partners’ Patrick O’Meara....

By Mark Scott

September 19, 2019

Horizon Global Closes $233M Sale Of Asia-Pacific Business Segment

Horizon Global, a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, will use the net proceeds to significantly reduce its debt and allow for increased financial flexibility....

By Mark Scott

September 19, 2019

Taubman Centers Completes $300M Sale Of South Korean Shopping Center

Starfield Hanam is the largest Western-style shopping center in South Korea at nearly 1.7 million square feet....

By Mark Scott

September 19, 2019

Best Life Brands Completes Deal To Buy NC-Based Blue Moon Estate Sales

The deal marks the third brand on Best Life Brands' roster and is part of the parent organization's strategic plan to add complementary companies that serve older adults and people with diverse needs in a more effective and holistic way....

By Mark Scott

September 18, 2019

Lineage Logistics Makes Strategic Acquisition In Europe

The acquisition will add more than 10 million cubic feet and more than 300,000 square feet of storage capacity to Lineage’s portfolio after current expansions are completed....

By Mark Scott

September 18, 2019

Superior National Buying Main Street Bank

The combined bank will have assets of more than $800 million, with 11 bank branches and four loan origination offices in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and southeast Michigan....

By Michael Marzec

September 18, 2019

AAM Sells Grede U.S. Casting Operations To Gamut Capital Management

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings will sell the U.S. operations in the U.S. to funds managed by Gamut for $245 million....

By Michael Marzec

September 18, 2019

BGL Sells Strength Environmental LLC To Valicor

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. has sold Inkster, Michigan-based Strength Environmental LLC to Valicor Environmental Services, a member of the Pritzker Private Capital family of companies....

By Mark Scott