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Residential developer merges with Arizona firm

September 17, 2014
A developer of luxury residential communities has joined forces with an Arizona-based partner. Read More

Credit unions merge

July 16, 2014
Two credit unions in the region are merging. Read More

Business mergers and acquisitions for strategic growth are on rise

A rebounding economy has firms looking for quick expansion, but there are risks involved.

July 11, 2014
A local risk management firm is seeing a trend toward mergers and acquisitions as businesses gain confidence in economic stability. Read More

5 questions to consider before a merger or acquisition

June 20, 2014
Summertime is often a time when advisors relax, sit back and decelerate. This is a dangerous trap, as now is the best time to get out and visit clients. Advisors should be out talking to business owners and providing valuable input. Read More

Cross-border M&As: the spark for U.S. corporate tax reform?

May 9, 2014
Merger and acquisition activity has been strong, especially cross-border deals. Read More

Mercantile Bank and Firstbank shareholders approve merger

December 17, 2013
Mercantile Bank Corporation and Firstbank Corporation have announced that their respective shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed merger of the two banks. Read More

Mercantile merger delayed

Union with Firstbank Corp. will not occur until at least late January.

December 6, 2013
Mercantile Bank Corp. in Grand Rapids has advised the Securities and Exchange Commission via a Form 8-K in late November that its proposed merger with Firstbank Corp. “will not be completed on January 1, 2014, as previously disclosed." Read More

Spartan Stores becomes SpartanNash

November 20, 2013
Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company have completed their merger after separate shareholder meetings in Grand Rapids and Minneapolis. Read More

UICA merges with Kendall College of Art and Design

August 23, 2013
This morning, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts announced that it is merging with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University — making the UICA a wholly owned subsidiary of the school. Read More

Mercantile Bank merges with Firstbank

August 15, 2013
Grand Rapids-based Mercantile Bank Corporation and Alma-based Firstbank Corporation jointly announced today the signing of a merger agreement, which they say will create one of the largest banking institutions headquartered in Michigan. Read More