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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 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 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.

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 Innovative XCessories & Services on its Sale to Olympus Partners

August 22, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, is pleased to announce the sale of Innovative XCessories & Services, LLC (IXS), a portfolio company of Graham Partners, to Olympus Partners. IXS is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of products and services that enable vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket dealers to create unique, customized vehicles for their consumers. As the only end to end vehicle customization platform, IXS serves the aftermarket through nearly 450 franchisees who operate under its well-known LINE-X brand and serve vehicle manufactures through a network of co-located upfit facilities across North America. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to IXS. The transaction was jointly led by John Neuner and Corey Benjamin from Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group and Jason BassJoe Conner, and James O’Malley from the firm’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Mister Car Wash on its Sale to Leonard Green & Partners, LP

August 21, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Mister Car Wash, the largest operator of full-service and express car washes in the country and a portfolio company of ONCAP, to Leonard Green & Partners, LP (Leonard Green). Harris Williams & Co. acted as lead financial advisor to Mister Car Wash.  The transaction, which closed on August 21, 2014, was led by Joe ConnerJason BassJershon Jones, and Jeff Kidd of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group, and Chris Williams from the firm’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Callison, LLC on its Pending Sale to ARCADIS

August 21, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Callison, LLC (Callison), a global architecture and interior design firm and portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners (Blue Point), has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ARCADIS NV (ENXTAM: ARCAD). ARCADIS is a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. Through the cross-border pending acquisition, ARCADIS intends to leverage the activities of Callison with the existing capabilities of its subsidiary RTKL to create a global leader in high level design and architecture.  Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Callison.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014 and is subject to approval by Chinese authorities (for operations in China) and customary closing requirements. It is being led by John Neuner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office and Todd MorrisMatt Conaty, and Zach England of Harris Williams & Co.’s San Francisco office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises California Cryobank, Inc. on its Sale to Longitude Capital and NovaQuest Capital

August 20, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the acquisition of California Cryobank, Inc. (CCB) by Longitude Venture Partners II, L.P. (Longitude) and NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III, L.P. (NovaQuest). CCB is a global leader in reproductive tissue donor services and storage and stem cell banking. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to CCB. The transaction closed on August 19, 2014 and was led by Todd MorrisAndy Dixon, and Andrew Hewlett of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

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. 

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