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Harris Williams & Co. Advises Focus Corporation in its Pending Sale to WSP Global Inc.

March 12, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Focus Corporation (Focus), a 1,700 employee provider of multi-disciplinary engineering services in Western Canada principally to the oil and gas industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by WSP Global Inc. (WSP; TSX:WSP) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $366 million. Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive advisor to Focus, a portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners (KRG).

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Port Logistics Group in its Sale to Endeavour Capital and Management

March 6, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Port Logistics Group (PLG), a leading provider of gateway logistics services, to Endeavour Capital. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to PLG, a portfolio company of Austin Ventures (AV).

Harris Williams & Co. Advises NESCO on its Sale to Energy Capital Partners

February 27, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announced that it acted as an advisor to NESCO on the sale of the business from Platinum Equity to Energy Capital Partners.  NESCO is a leading provider of fleet equipment rental, sales and services for the North American electrical transmission and distribution market.  The Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. on its Pending Recapitalization Led by AEA Investors LP and Management

February 12, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (GMS), the largest independent distributor of wallboard, acoustical and other specialty building products in the U.S., has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a majority equity stake to AEA Investors LP (AEA).  The company’s current management and shareholders will continue to have a significant investment in GMS.  Harris Williams & Co. is acting as financial advisor to GMS.

Harris Williams & Co. Promotes Six Senior Professionals

February 10, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it has promoted six senior professionals from the firm’s Richmond, Boston and Cleveland offices. Joe Conner, Ryan Nelson and Chris Rogers have been promoted to managing director; Tyler Dewing has been promoted to director; and Priyanka Naithani and Larissa Rozycki have been promoted to vice president. These promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm’s offices and dedicated industry groups.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Vantage Mobility International on the Sale of a Majority Interest to Evergreen Pacific Partners

February 4, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of a majority interest of Vantage Mobility International, LLC (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) and other mobility products, to Evergreen Pacific Partners (EPP). VMI’s CEO Doug Eaton and CFO Tim Barone will retain significant ownership stakes in the company and continue to lead its operations.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to VMI.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corporation on its Recapitalization Led by Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company

February 3, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the recapitalization of Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corporation (Maxor), a leading national pharmacy services platform, led by Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company (BPOC). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Maxor.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Haas Group Inc. in its Pending Sale to Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.

January 31, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Haas Group Inc. (Haas), a leading global provider of integrated chemical supply chain management (CSCM) solutions, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (Wesco; NYSE:WAIR) for $550 million, subject to certain closing adjustments.  Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Haas, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, L.P.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises SeaStar Solutions on its Sale to American Securities

January 31, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of SeaStar Solutions (SeaStar), a leading manufacturer of highly-engineered components for marine and industrial end markets, to American Securities LLC.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to SeaStar, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, LLC (H.I.G.).

Harris Williams & Co. Advises the Special Committee of the Innotrac Corporation Board of Directors in its Recapitalization Led By Sterling Partners

January 16, 2014

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the recapitalization of Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC; Innotrac), a provider of eCommerce, fulfillment and logistics services, led by Sterling Partners (Sterling).  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Innotrac and also provided a fairness opinion.

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