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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. 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. 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 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

Harris Williams & Co. Advises SoftWriters, Inc. on its Sale to Roper Industries

February 10, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of SoftWriters, Inc. (SoftWriters), a portfolio company of TA Associates, to Roper Industries, Inc. (Roper, NYSE:ROP). Harris Williams & Co. initiated the transaction and served as exclusive financial advisor to SoftWriters and TA Associates. SoftWriters is a leading provider of operating software and solutions for long-term care (LTC) pharmacies. The transaction was led by Turner BredrupGeoff SmithBill Kayser and Tyler Bradshaw of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Sam Hendler of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Railroad Controls L.P. on its Sale to Wabtec Corporation

February 4, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Railroad Controls L.P. (RCL), a subsidiary of RCL Services Group, LLC and a premier railroad signal construction company, to Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec, NYSE: WAB). The transaction, which closed on February 4, 2015, was led by Joe ConnerFrank MountcastleJeff Burkett and Jeff Kidd of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises TA Associates on its Pending Acquisition of a Majority Interest in Access Technology Group

January 23, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that TA Associates is to acquire a majority interest in Access Technology Group (Access), a leading business management software company. Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive financial adviser to TA Associates. The pending transaction, which is expected to close by the end of January 2015, is being led by Thierry Monjauze and Jonathan Organ from Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group in London.

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