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Harris Williams & Co. Advises SafeWorks on its Sale to Evergreen Pacific Partners

August 7, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of SafeWorks, portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd. (Wynnchurch), to Evergreen Pacific Partners. SafeWorks is a leading manufacturer and distributor of powered suspended access and safety solutions. The transaction was led by Patrick Hanraty, managing director in the Harris Williams & Co.’s Philadelphia office. 

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

August 6, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending 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. is serving as lead advisor on the transaction.  The transaction, which is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Frank MountcastleJoe ConnerJershon JonesChris Williams, and James O’Malley from the firm’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises United Site Services on its Sale to Calera Capital

August 5, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of United Site Services (USS), a leading provider of portable sanitation, temporary fencing, and related site services, to Calera Capital. USS is majority owned by affiliates of GSO Capital Partners, LP (GSO) and Angelo, Gordon & Co. The transaction, which closed on August 5, 2014, was led by Michael HoganRyan NelsonMarshall Croft, and Taylor Morris in Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Ross Aviation on its Sale to Landmark Aviation

August 1, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Ross Aviation has been acquired by Landmark Aviation, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Ross Aviation is a leading chain of fixed base operations (FBOs), with a network of 20 locations in major cities and resort destinations throughout the United States. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ross Aviation, a portfolio company of Centre Partners Management LLC. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Jon Nemo, Doug Kinard and Chris Smith from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Solectria Renewables, LLC as it Becomes a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric Corporation

July 18, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, is pleased to announce that Solectria Renewables, LLC (Solectria), a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Yaskawa) have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa will acquire Solectria through its U.S. subsidiary, Yaskawa America, Inc. The pending transaction, signed on July 17, 2014, is subject to customary closing conditions. The transaction is being led by Jeff Bistrong, managing director, and Tyler Dewing, director, of Harris Williams & Co.’s Boston office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Double Negative on its Merger with Prime Focus World

July 15, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, is pleased to announce the merger of Double Negative (DNeg), one of the largest visual effects services providers to the global film industry, with Prime Focus World. Prime Focus World is the creative services subsidiary of Indian-listed global media and entertainment services leader Prime Focus Limited. The merger will be funded by an investment of equity capital in Prime Focus Limited by Reliance MediaWorks and Prime Focus Limited’s existing promoters, Naresh and Namit Malhotra. Reliance MediaWorks is a subsidiary of Reliance ADA Group, one of India’s foremost business conglomerates. As part of the deal, Prime Focus Limited will acquire the Indian and overseas assets and business of Reliance MediaWorks’ Film and Media Services division. The merger of the three entities will create one of the world’s largest independent creative services providers with 5,500 employees around the globe. The merger closed on July 15, 2014 and was led by Thierry Monjauze of Harris Williams & Co.’s London office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Double Negative on its Pending Merger with Prime Focus World

June 27, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, is pleased to announce the pending merger of Double Negative (DNeg), one of the largest visual effects services providers to the global film industry, with Prime Focus World, the creative services subsidiary of Indian-listed global media and entertainment services leader Prime Focus Limited. The combined entity will form one of the world’s largest independent creative services providers. The pending transaction, signed on June 25, 2014, is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close in July. The transaction is being led by Thierry Monjauze and Zach Mueller of Harris Williams & Co.’s London office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Capario, Inc. on its Pending Sale to Emdeon Inc.

June 23, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Capario, Inc. (Capario), an innovative company providing industry-leading healthcare technology solutions and portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Emdeon Inc. (Emdeon).    The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014 and is being led by Jeff Bistrong, Sam Hendler, Tyler Dewing, and Priyanka Naithani of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group.  

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Wencor Group, LLC on its Sale to Warburg Pincus LLC

June 19, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Wencor Group, LLC (Wencor), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), to Warburg Pincus LLC (Warburg Pincus). Wencor, headquartered in Springville, UT, is a leading designer, repair provider and distributor of aftermarket aerospace components. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Wencor. The transaction closed on June 19, 2014 and was led by Jon Nemo, Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard and Chris Smith from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd Advises TRUMPF Medical Systems on its Pending Sale to Hill-Rom, Inc.

June 16, 2014
Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its division TRUMPF Medical Systems, an international developer and producer of solutions and products for operating rooms (ORs) and intensive care units (ICUs), to US-based Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HRC), for approximately €185 million in cash. Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive advisor to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in this cross-border transaction, which is expected to close in the 3rd quarter of 2014 and is being led by Jeffery Perkins, Lars Friemann, Stephan Döring, Florian Ripperger, and Max Zimmermann from Harris Williams & Co.’s Frankfurt office.

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