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Harris Williams & Co. Ltd Opens German Office; Firm Appoints Jeffery Perkins as Head

International Expansion Continues as Harris Williams & Co. Grows Share in M&A Market

June 12, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank, has opened a new office in Germany as part of the firm’s continued international expansion.  The Frankfurt office is led by Managing Director Jeffery Perkins who, along with a team of seasoned professionals, has broad experience across many industries.  The new office, which will focus on M&A transactions across Europe, will strengthen the firm’s cross-border deal flow, its access to buyers across continental Europe and its ability to

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Alma Lasers on its Sale to Chinese Strategic Buyer Fosun International

Increasing Interest for Middle Market Acquisitions by Asian Strategics

May 29, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Alma Lasers, a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of laser, light-based, radio-frequency and ultrasound devices for aesthetic and medical applications, to subsidiaries of Fosun International, a Chinese strategic buyer, for an enterprise value of $220 million.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Alma Lasers, a portfolio company of TA Associates. Somerley Limited, with whom Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises PowerTeam Services in its Sale to Kelso & Company

May 7, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of PowerTeam Services, LLC (PTS), a leading provider of infrastructure services to the gas and electric utility industry, to Kelso & Company (Kelso), which will merge PTS with its existing portfolio company Power Holdings.  PTS was a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, LP (CIVC) and True North Equity (TNE).  Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Promotes Nine Senior Professionals

May 1, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it has promoted nine senior professionals from the firm’s London, Minneapolis, Richmond and San Francisco offices. Brian Lucas has been promoted to managing director.  Ryan Budlong, Jeff Cleveland, Andy Dixon, Darwin Olympia and Brent Spiller have been promoted to director. Marshall Croft, Brad Morrison and Alex Murrill have been promoted to vice president.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises on the Sale of Horsburgh & Scott GenNx360 Capital Partners

April 5, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Horsburgh & Scott (H&S), a leading manufacturer and provider of repair services for custom gears and gear drives used in industrial, mining, power and oil and gas end markets, to GenNx360 Capital Partners (GenNx360).  H&S was a portfolio company of Bolder Capital, a partnership between The Edgewater Funds (Edgewater) and JZ Capital Partners Limited (JZCP). Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Absorption Corp. in its Sale to J. Rettenmaier & Söhne

March 14, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Absorption Corp, a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium pet products, to international strategic buyer J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group (JRS).  Absorption Corp was a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries (Kinderhook).  Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Total Quality, Inc. in its Sale to Forward Air Corporation

March 7, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Total Quality, Inc. (TQI) to Forward Air Corporation (Forward Air).  TQI is a leading provider of maximum security, temperature-controlled transportation and logistics services to pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturers and distributors in North America.  TQI was a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners (HCI).  Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises SRS Distribution on the Sale to Berkshire Partners

February 28, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of SRS Distribution Inc. (SRS), a leading national distributor of roofing supplies and related materials, to Berkshire Partners.  SRS was a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA). Harris Williams & Co. acted as advisor to SRS.  The transaction closed on February 28, 2013 and was led by Mike Hogan, Chris Williams, Ryan Nelson, and Brent Spiller from the firm’s Richmond office.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises JAWOOD the Sale to Strategic Buyer Genpact Limited

February 7, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of JAWOOD, a national business process solutions and IT consulting firm that specializes in providing experience-driven solutions to healthcare payers, to Genpact Limited (Genpact) (NYSE: G). Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Chromalox, Inc. in its Sale to Irving Place Capital

January 7, 2013

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Chromalox, Inc., a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, to Irving Place Capital.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as advisor to Chromalox.  The transaction closed on December 28, 2012, and was led by Drew Spitzer and Brian Lucas from the firm’s Energy & Power (E&P) Group, along with Brent Spiller and Doug Kinard from the firm’s Richmond office.  Harris Williams & Co. also advised Chromalox in its sale to Sentinel in 2011.

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