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The AIDC Industry had a strong Q3, with private equity interest remaining high. At its current growth rate the industry is expected to surpass $103 billion in market value by 2027.

Smart Label Solutions has been acquired by Barcodes, Inc. Smart Label Solutions, a process engineering and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions company founded in 2005, provides solutions to automate and optimize the supply chain for a wide range of industries. SLS manufactures and integrates RFID solutions, combining the right RFID hardware, software and industry leading …

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Following mass shutdowns in 2020, the AIDC industry has experienced increased customer demand, driving business valuations to record highs. It is anticipated that with continued industry growth over the next several years, M&A activity will increase as new private equity firms enter the space and existing investors see to grow through acquisition.

Charter Capital Partners, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based investment bank, today announced that its client, ISG Technologies, has been acquired by Supply Chain Services, a portfolio company of Sole Source Capital. The acquisition adds to Supply Chain Services’ product portfolio and expands its geographic reach into Texas. Charter Capital Partners principals served as exclusive M&A advisor to ISG …

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Charter Capital Partners, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based investment bank, today announced that its client, Optical Phusion, Inc. (OPI), an industry leader in self-service kiosks, enterprise mobility, and wireless technology solutions, has been acquired by Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm. Sole Source simultaneously acquired Peak-Ryzex and merged the companies, both premier providers …

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The COVID-19 pandemic that slammed the economy this spring could generate more M&A deals in the months ahead. Sales involving distressed companies, asset sales and even liquidations could rise toward the end of the year and into 2021, according to M&A and turnaround professionals. They describe a landscape nearly eight months into the pandemic where …

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Charter Capital Partners served as exclusive M&A advisor to Supply Chain Services in its acquisition by Sole Source Capital, an industrial-focused private equity firm providing capital to North American lower-middle market companies. Founded in 2002, Supply Chain Services is a premier provider of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and factory automation solutions to customers …

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After being part of the JSJ Corp. portfolio of companies for nearly 80 years, metalworking equipment and machine tool maker Dake Corp. has new owners. The company was acquired by CNC machinery and woodworking equipment maker Laguna Tools Inc. of Irvine, Calif. in a deal that closed Nov. 20. For Grand Haven-based JSJ Corp., the sale positions the firm to …

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Barcodes, Inc. is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Informs, Inc., an AIDC solutions provider with a strategic focus on consumables and custom labels sales in Holland, MI. The recent merger with Informs Inc., increases Barcodes, Inc. capabilities in consumables and furthers the goal to be the biggest and best solution provider in the industry. Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes, Inc. said, “We …

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Office furniture specialist Kimball has signed a definitive agreement to acquire David Edward, the family-owned manufacturer of upholstery and furniture targeting the corporate, health care, education and hospitality markets. “We were inspired by the employees’ commitment to quality and their incredible tailoring skills,” says Kimball president Mike Wagner. “We will further invest in David Edward and build their brand …

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SpendMend LLC, a company that provides spending visibility and audit and recovery services to the health care industry, sold a majority stake to Chicago-based private equity firm Sheridan Capital Partners. The recapitalization and investment from Sheridan Capital, which invested along with SpendMend’s founders and managers, will support the continued growth of the company. Terms of …

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