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Harris Williams & Co. Advises Teasdale Foods on its Sale to Snow Phipps Group

October 29, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Teasdale Foods, Inc. (Teasdale), a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (along with its affiliates, Palladium), to Snow Phipps Group, LLC (Snow Phipps). Teasdale is a leading producer and marketer of beans and hominy in the US. The transaction, which closed on October 28, 2014, was led by Tim AlexanderGlenn GurtcheffBrant Cash, and Michael Gilkes of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Old Time Pottery on its Sale to Comvest Partners

October 29, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Old Time Pottery, Inc. (Old Time Pottery), a retailer of home goods and furnishings, to Comvest Partners (Comvest). The transaction was led by Glenn GurtcheffTim AlexanderBrant Cash, and Rami Fetouh of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises U-Line Corporation on its Pending Sale to The Middleby Corporation

October 14, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of U-Line Corporation (U-Line), portfolio company of Linsalata Capital Partners (Linsalata), to The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD). U-Line is the American leader in the undercounter modular ice making, refrigeration, and wine preservation market. 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 John NeunerBrent Spiller, and Corey Benjamin of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group and Neha Shah of the firm’s Richmond office.

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.

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