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September 05, 2017 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners (www.auxopartners.com) announced today that it has made its first acquisitions with the purchases of Atlas Die LLC and Bernal LLC, two market leaders in the die manufacturing industry. "Excitement always surrounds the first acquisition -- but with our growing momentum and the support of well-established investor-partners, it's clear that we have put together a unique formula for success," Fred Tedori, Managing Partner, said. “I congratulate the Auxo team – of which I am proud to be a member – and welcome the Atlas and Bernal teams into our family.”

Jun 11, 2017 — Private equity investments in Michigan grew in 2016 with an increase in both deals and the amount of capital invested. Part of the growth in private equity investments in Michigan and nationally stems from a greater awareness of private equity and an improving reputation for the industry. "At least in West Michigan, private equity has become more well-known in recent years," said Jeff Helminski, a managing partner at Auxo Investment Partners, which formed last fall.

Dec 2, 2016 — ESG factors can be a strong indicator of a company’s likelihood of success, and therefore a powerful driver of higher returns. That’s why my partners and I have incorporated ESG considerations into the core of our investment strategy at Auxo Investment Partners, the private equity firm we launched in October. Ultimately, ESG investing is about recognizing that a company’s ecosystem is critical to its success; to ignore ESG considerations is to ignore risks and opportunities that have a material effect on the financial outcome of our investments. This is particularly true for the smaller, family owned businesses (less than $15 million EBITDA) where Auxo focuses its investing efforts.

Sep 03, 2017 — Closing on its first acquisitions should provide private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners momentum as it pursues additional deals in an active M&A market. The Grand Rapids-based Auxo, which formed last fall, acquired Atlas Die LLC of Elkhart, Ind. and Bernal LLC, based in Rochester Hills, north of Detroit.

Jan 8, 2017 — Professionals working in mergers and acquisitions in West Michigan expect strong deal flow to continue in 2017, maintaining a seller's market. The group brought together by MiBiz for an M&A roundtable discussion generally offered favorable views of President-elect Donald Trump’s pro-business policy agenda and doubted that rising interest rates would slow activity. ere are the highlights of what they had to say.

October 31, 2016 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Auxo Investment Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich., offers private equity investments for the long term, which sets them apart from other private equity investors, according to the founding partners. The firm was launched earlier this month to fill what the partners see as a gap in the private equity market. Jeff Helminski, one of the firm's three founding partners, says investors want more transparency in their investments, and those seeking capital want long-term investments.