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Harris Williams & Co. Advises Ranpak Corp. on its Sale to Rhône Capital

October 1, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Ranpak Corp. (Ranpak), a manufacturer of protective paper packaging systems and a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), to affiliate funds of Rhône Capital, LLC (Rhône). The transaction, which closed on October 1, 2014, was led by Patrick McNultyTim WebbEric Logue, John Lautemann, and Carl Hardie of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Ned Valentine of the firm’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises BBB Industries, LLC on its Pending Sale to Pamplona Capital Management

September 11, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of BBB Industries, LLC (BBB), a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors (Windjammer), to Pamplona Capital Management (Pamplona). BBB is a world-class manufacturer and distributor to the North American vehicle aftermarket, primarily for rotating electrical, brake and power steering products.  The transaction, which is expected to close in 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Chris WilliamsJoe ConnerJohn ArendaleJershon JonesChip Duggins, Brooks Hopple and Jay Beekman from Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises MicroEdge, LLC on its Pending Sale to Blackbaud

September 4, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of MicroEdge, LLC (MicroEdge), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners and Bregal Sagemount, to Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB). MicroEdge is a leading provider of technology solutions for philanthropic foundations and also offers innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solutions to corporations. The pending transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Jeff BistrongMike WilkinsTyler Dewing, and Andy Leed of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media, & Telecom (TMT) Group and Matt Volinsky of the firm’s Boston office.  

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Capstone Logistics, LLC on its Sale to The Jordan Company

September 4, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Capstone Logistics, LLC (Capstone), a leading provider of outsourced supply chain solutions and portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.) and MSouth Equity Partners (MSouth), to The Jordan Company. The transaction, which closed on August 22, 2014, was led by Bob Baltimore, Ryan NelsonChris Williams, and John Klim from Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Controlled Products Systems Group on its Sale to The Duchossois Group, Inc.

September 2, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Controlled Products Systems Group, Inc. (CPSG), a national distributor of perimeter access control and gate automation security systems, to The Duchossois Group, Inc. (TDG). CPSG is a portfolio company of Najeti Ventures LLC and Pilgrim Capital Partners, LLC. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to CPSG. The transaction, which closed on September 2, 2014, was led by Bob Baltimore and David Kennedy of Harris Williams & Co.’s Specialty Distribution Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Casco Automotive Group on its Pending Sale to Amphenol Corporation

September 2, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of Casco Automotive Group (Casco), a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Ltd. (Cap-Con), to Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH). Cap-Con is a portfolio company of The Jordan Company II, L.P. Amphenol Corporation will acquire Casco for approximately $450 million and the transaction is expected to close prior to year end, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is being led by Patrick McNultyJay HernandezBrad Morrison, and Brandt Carr of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Joe Conner and Jason Bass of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises BHC on its Sale to Behrman Capital

September 2, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of BECO Holding Company, Inc. (BHC), a wholesale distributor of fire equipment and related parts and portfolio company of Freeman Spogli & Co., to Behrman Capital. The transaction, which closed on August 29, 2014, was led by Bob BaltimoreDerek LewisDave Kennedy, and Marshall Croft from the firm’s Specialty Distribution Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises ABRA Auto Body & Glass on its Sale to Hellman & Friedman

August 28, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of ABRA Auto Body & Glass (ABRA), a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners LLC (Palladium), to Hellman & Friedman LLC (H&F). ABRA is a recognized leader in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. Harris Williams & Co. served as lead advisor on the transaction.  The transaction, which closed on August 28, 2014, was led by Frank MountcastleJoe ConnerJershon Jones, and James O’Malley from the Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Chris Williams from the firm’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Galson Laboratories on its Sale to SGS SA

August 27, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Galson Laboratories (Galson), a leader in industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring solutions and portfolio company of Bolder Capital, to SGS SA. The cross-border transaction was led by Harris Williams & Co. bankers John Arendale and Wayne Harrington of the Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials GroupDave Kennedy of the firm’s Business Services Group, and Patrick Hanraty of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises IPA, LLC on its Sale to Roper Industries

August 27, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of IPA, LLC (IPA), the leading manufacturer of automated scrub suit and linen dispensing equipment for acute care hospitals, to Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP). IPA is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to IPA. The transaction and was led by James ClarkGeoff SmithPaul Hepper, and Brian Lawson of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

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