Banking & Finance

Private equity, lenders, investments, credit unions and financial planning


Private equity firm invests in industrial bakery

April 24, 2017
A local private equity firm has invested in an Indiana industrial bakery — marking the first out-of-state investment by its Michigan Prosperity Fund. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court votes on inheritance dispute

April 18, 2017
| By AP
After hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court won't intervene in a dispute over an inheritance in Allegan County. Read More

Avoiding settlement agreements through higher-priority security interests

April 18, 2017
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a bankruptcy case that includes relevant lessons and considerations for lenders, investors and those manufacturers that finance the purchase of their goods. Read More

Startup raises $2M in funding

April 17, 2017
A local startup that makes a durable coffee maker has recently closed a $2-million round of funding. Read More

Entrepreneur invests in tech firm

April 17, 2017
A long-time software and IT firm in the area is entering a transitional leadership period. Read More

Judge sentences bar owner for obstruction

April 14, 2017
A Grand Rapids bar owner who was convicted of skimming $400,000 from his businesses and destroying sales records to hide them from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced for his crime. Read More

Startup raises $40M in funding

April 11, 2017
A pharmaceutical startup in the region has re-branded and closed a $40-million Series A financing round. Read More

M&A firm stresses preparation before purchase

Rua Associates utilizes exit planning to increase close rates, buyer/seller satisfaction.

April 7, 2017
Before he started Rua Associates, Randy Rua was on the brink of quitting the mergers and acquisitions business. Read More

Industrial building sells for $32.1M

April 6, 2017
An out-of-state real estate investment trust has purchased a leased industrial building in the area for $32.1 million. Read More

Investment banking firm named to 'Advisor 100'

April 4, 2017
A local investment banking firm has been named one of the most-referred middle-market advisors in the nation by its peers. Read More