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Harris Williams & Co. Advises Driven Brands, Inc. on its Sale to Roark Capital Group

April 17, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Driven Brands, Inc. (Driven Brands), a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP (Harvest Partners), to affiliates of Roark Capital Group (Roark). Through its two iconic brands, Maaco and Meineke, Driven Brands is one of the largest franchise platforms in the automotive aftermarket services sector. The transaction was led by Joe ConnerJason Bass and Jershon Jones of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Group and Chris Williams and Jonathan Meredith of the firm’s Richmond office. 

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Dent Wizard on its Sale to Gridiron Capital

April 15, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Dent Wizard International (Dent Wizard), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), to Gridiron Capital, LLC (Gridiron Capital). Dent Wizard is the leading provider of cosmetic automotive reconditioning services in North America. Harris Williams & Co. acted as financial advisor to Dent Wizard. The transaction was led by Frank MountcastleJoe Conner and James O’Malley of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Chris WilliamsBrent Spiller and Chip Duggins of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Examines Long-Term Growth in the M&A Market

Coming Out of A Record Year in 2014, the Firm Has an Optimistic Outlook for 2015.

March 31, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, examines the long-term growth in the M&A market in its latest video released today titled “Redefining the Standard.” The M&A market has continued to change and evolve and over the past 10 years, its size and complexity have dramatically increased. There are more than 3,300 private equity groups today, increased from just over 1,800 in 2004*. This growth has fueled private equity deals in the middle market, which increased 162% between 2004 and 2014*. In addition to the maturation of private equity as an asset class, strategic buyers have become increasingly aggressive across every industry.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises JR Automation Technologies, LLC on its Sale to Crestview Partners

March 17, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Huizenga Automation Group, LLC (d/b/a JR Automation Technologies), a leading provider of intelligent automation solutions, to Crestview Partners. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to JR Automation Technologies and the company’s shareholders, The Huizenga Group. The transaction was led by Bill RomanJay Hernandez and Nicholas Dager of Harris Williams & Co.’s Boston office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises IOS Holdings on its Sale to L.B. Foster Company

March 16, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of IOS Holdings (IOS), a portfolio company of Calvert Street Capital Partners, LLC (Calvert Street), to L.B. Foster Company (L.B. Foster). IOS is the leading provider of inspection and tubular integrity management services for the upstream oil and gas industry. The transaction was led by Brian LucasLuke SempleIan Thomas and Graham Gillam of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy & Power Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Tidel, Inc. on its sale to Graham Partners.

March 2, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it advised Tidel, Inc., the parent company of Tidel Engineering, L.P. (Tidel) and a portfolio company of Vector Capital (Vector), on its sale to an affiliate of Graham Partners. Tidel is a leading provider of technologically advanced cash management solutions. The transaction was led by Bill RomanJay Hernandez and Scott Reinig of Harris Williams & Co.’s Boston office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Healthcare Solutions, Inc. on its Pending Sale to Catamaran

February 26, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it advised Healthcare Solutions Inc. (Healthcare Solutions), a portfolio company of Brazos Private Equity Partners (Brazos), on its pending sale to Catamaran (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT). Healthcare Solutions is a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management and specialty services to the workers' compensation industry. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Cheairs Porter and Jacques Fu of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Marshall Croft of the firm’s Business Services Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Promotes 12 Senior Professionals

February 13, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it has promoted 12 senior professionals from the firm’s Boston, Frankfurt, Minneapolis and Richmond offices. Sam Hendler and Geoff Smith have been promoted to managing director. Jeff Burkett, Brant Cash, Lars Friemann, Paul Hepper, Jershon Jones and John Klim have been promoted to director. Jacques Fu, John Lautemann, Andy Warczak and Mike Williams have been promoted to vice president.  The promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm’s Industry Groups.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Urban Express Inc. on its Sale to XPO Logistics Inc.

February 13, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Urban Express Inc. (UX), a portfolio company of Seacoast Capital (Seacoast), to XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE:XPO). UX is a leading non-asset-based provider of last mile logistics services in North America. The transaction was led by Frank MountcastleJason BassJeff Burkett and Jeff Kidd of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Fishing Holdings, LLC on its Sale to Bass Pro Group, LLC

February 11, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it advised Fishing Holdings, LLC (Fishing Holdings), which was a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, on its sale to Bass Pro Group, LLC (Bass Pro Shops). Fishing Holdings is a world-class manufacturer of fishing boats under three legendary enthusiast brands – Ranger, Triton and Stratos. The transaction was led by Cheairs Porter of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office and Ryan Budlong, Chip Duggins and Andy Warczak of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group

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