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Harris Williams & Co. Advises US LBM Holdings, LLC on its Pending Recapitalization with Kelso & Company

July 30, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending recapitalization of US LBM Holdings, LLC (US LBM), a portfolio company of BlackEagle Partners (BlackEagle), with Kelso & Company (Kelso). BlackEagle and certain members of US LBM management will be investors alongside Kelso. US LBM is a premier building product material distribution business serving builders, remodelers and specialty contractors throughout the U.S. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Mike HoganRyan NelsonTim WebbMike Williams and Carl Menzel of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products & Materials Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Promotes Four Senior Professionals

July 16, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it has promoted four senior professionals from the firm’s Richmond and San Francisco offices. Corey Benjamin, Whit Knier and Erik Szyndlar have been promoted to director and Nick Owens has been promoted to vice president. The promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm’s Industry Groups.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Kadel’s Auto Body on its Sale to ABRA Auto Body & Glass

July 13, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Kadel’s Auto Body (Kadel’s), a portfolio company of KCB Private Equity (KCB), to ABRA Auto Body & Glass (ABRA), a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman (H&F). Kadel’s is a leading provider of auto body repair services in the Pacific Northwest. The transaction was led by Joe Conner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Ryan BudlongMatt Conaty and Zach England of the firm’s Consumer Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises TIDI Products on its Sale to RoundTable Healthcare Partners

July 6, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of TIDI Products, LLC (TIDI) a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners (J.H. Whitney) to RoundTable Healthcare Partners (RoundTable). TIDI is a premier designer, developer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices focused on supporting caregivers and preventing infections across the alternate site, acute care and dental end markets.  The transaction was led by James ClarkGeoff Smith and Bill Kayser of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Brooks Hopple of the firm’s Boston office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises IS Group BV on its Sale to Strategic Buyer Koninklijke KPN NV

July 6, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of IS Group BV (IS Group), a premier cloud computing and IT services provider, on its sale to strategic buyer Koninklijke KPN NV (KPN). The transaction was led by Thierry MonjauzeJonathan Organ and Sylvain Noblet of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Kadel’s Auto Body on its Pending Sale to ABRA Auto Body & Glass

June 26, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of Kadel’s Auto Body (Kadel’s), a portfolio company of KCB Private Equity (KCB), to ABRA Auto Body & Glass (ABRA), a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman (H&F). Kadel’s is a leading provider of auto body repair services in the Pacific Northwest. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Joe Conner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Ryan BudlongMatt Conaty and Zach England of the firm’s Consumer Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Animal Health International, Inc. on its Sale to Patterson Companies, Inc.

June 17, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Animal Health International, Inc. (Animal Health), a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (Leonard Green), to Patterson Companies, Inc. (Patterson) for approximately $1.1 billion. Animal Health is a leading distributor of animal health products and supplies. Patterson is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets. Bob Baltimore and John Klim of Harris Williams & Co.’s Specialty Distribution Group and Todd MorrisAndy Dixon and Ricky Ng of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group advised Animal Health on the transaction.

 

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Wanchese Fish Company on its Sale to the Cooke Family’s Cooke Seafood USA, Inc.

June 12, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Wanchese Fish Company (Wanchese) to Cooke Seafood USA, Inc. (Cooke). Wanchese is a leading harvester, distributor and value-added processor in the attractive global seafood industry. The transaction was led by Tim AlexanderBrant Cash and Marshall Printy of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Pinnacle Workforce Logistics on its Merger with Capstone Logistics, LLC

June 12, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the merger of Pinnacle Workforce Logistics (Pinnacle), a portfolio company of Fenway Partners (Fenway), with Capstone Logistics, LLC, (Capstone), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company. Pinnacle is a leading provider of outsourced supply chain solutions. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and John Klim, of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group and Ryan Nelson and Carl Hardie of the firm’s Richmond Office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Infiltrator Systems, Inc. on its Sale to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

May 28, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Infiltrator Systems, Inc. (Infiltrator), a portfolio company of Graham Partners, to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’). Infiltrator is a leading manufacturer of engineered plastic chambers, synthetic aggregate leachfields, plastic tanks and accessories used in the large and growing wastewater and stormwater industries. The transaction was led by Michael HoganRyan NelsonEric Logue and Mike Williams of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Chris Williams from the firm’s Richmond office.

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