In April 2003, Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP), acquired Mepco Insurance Premium Financing, Inc. (“Mepco”) of Chicago, Illinois. Mepco’s senior management team will continue to lead and operate the business after the closing of the transaction.
Mepco is a 40-year-old company that specializes in financing insurance premiums and automobile warranty contracts. At December 31, 2002 Mepco had total assets of approximately $96 million and total finance receivables of approximately $89 million. Independent Bank is a bank holding company that operates 97 offices in Michigan.
Colonnade Advisors LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Mepco.