Items Tagged with 'merger'


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

Hanon McKendry merges with competing marketing firm

August 1, 2013
A Grand Rapids-based branding firm has merged with a competitor — and the combined agency will focus on a new niche. Read More

Spartan Stores merges with Nash Finch in $1.3B deal

July 22, 2013
| By AP
Grand Rapids-based food distributor Spartan Stores has entered into a merger agreement with Minneapolis-based Nash Finch Company in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including debt, that will expand Spartan's distribution area. Read More

Clark Hill and Thorp Reed & Armstrong merge firms

April 1, 2013
Clark Hill PLC and Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP have announced plans to merge their law firms. Read More