Banking & Finance

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


Land bank cleanup will resurrect industrial site

The 6,000-square-foot facility contained 100 55-gallon drums of chemicals.

November 27, 2015
The Kent County Land Bank Authority and the city of Grand Rapids will embark on a $100,000 cleanup project Dec. 1. Read More

Company vehicles and tax deductions

November 27, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, many business owners are seeing a large degree of growth and profitability over the past year. Unfortunately, without some careful planning before the end of the year, that strong bottom line could result in a larger-than-expected tax bill. Read More

Bank issues RFP for downtown buildings

November 24, 2015
A bank has issued a request for proposal to developers to explore the next phase for its buildings in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Private equity firm wins M&A Deal of the Year award

November 23, 2015
A local private equity firm has been recognized among the tops in M&A in the world. Read More

Millennial home buying is now trending

The tech-savvy, fast-paced generation is poised to make a splash in mortgage lending.

November 20, 2015
Change is coming on the home-buying front. Read More

Ready for a rate hike?

While interest rate increases may be on the horizon, they’re not expected to rock the housing boat too significantly.

November 20, 2015
In its October 2015 Economic and Mortgage Finance Commentary, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association indicated it anticipates nearly $905 billion in purchase mortgage originations in 2016, which is a 10 percent increase from 2015, and refinance originations to decrease by nearly 33 percent to $415 billion due to the likelihood of rising rates. Read More

Perrigo shareholders reject hostile takeover bid

November 13, 2015
A rival drug maker has failed in its hostile takeover bid for over-the-counter and prescription medicine maker Perrigo. Read More

Adamy leverages succession experience as it expands

Business valuation firm understands the difficulty of transition.

November 6, 2015
Since its establishment, Adamy Valuation Advisors has adapted to the growth of valuation services and continues to expand its operations with a new partnership in a Northern Michigan market. Read More

SEC adopts new rules for crowdfunding

They should help smaller firms with capital and provide investor protection.

November 6, 2015
By the end of January, startups and small businesses will have an additional means for raising capital. Read More

Private equity firm names managing director

November 5, 2015
A man who earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School is the new managing director at a private equity firm. Read More