January 22, 2018

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Groome Transportation (Groome) on its investment from Cortec Group (Cortec). Groome Transportation is a leading specialty ground transportation provider operating across 12 states and in two segments: Airport Shuttle, which offers medium- to long-haul scheduled van service between major airports and distant regional markets; and Contract, which provides contracted closed-loop campus shuttle services to academic and institutional clients. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Groome. The transaction was led by Jason Bass and Jeff Kidd from the firm’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Joe Ferguson from the firm’s Richmond office.

January 12, 2018

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it has promoted 11 senior professionals from the firm’s Boston, Minneapolis, Richmond and Washington, D.C. offices. The promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm’s Industry Groups.

January 9, 2018

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the pending sale of Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group (Sterling), to Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill). The transaction is being led by Joe Conner, Frank Mountcastle, Jershon Jones, James O'Malley and Elliott Yousefian of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Daniel Savage of the firm’s Richmond office.

January 5, 2018

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Drayer Physical Therapy Institute LLC (DPTI), a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GS MBD), on its combination with Upstream Rehabilitation Inc. (Upstream), a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC (Revelstoke). Certain DPTI shareholders, including GS MBD, rolled over a portion of their proceeds in exchange for a minority ownership stake in Upstream. DPTI and Upstream are leading owners and operators of outpatient physical therapy clinics. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to DPTI. The transaction was led by Cheairs Porter, Andy Dixon, Tyler Bradshaw and Charles Busch of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

January 2, 2018

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the pending sale of Pro-Pet, LLC (Pro-Pet), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, LLC (H.I.G.), to Cargill, Inc. (Cargill). Pro-Pet is a leading provider of co-manufactured and private label pet food products. Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to Pro-Pet and the transaction is being led by Ryan Budlong, John Neuner, Ryan Freeman, Zach England and Richard Furseth of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

December 20, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Liquid Environmental Solutions (LES) on its sale to Audax Private Equity. LES is a leading non-hazardous wastewater collection and liquid waste disposal company in the U.S. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore, Brian Lucas, Luke Semple, Taylor Morris and Will Forston of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

December 20, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC (Potter) on its sale to Gryphon Investors (Gryphon). Potter was held by private shareholders, including Two Rivers Associates, LLC and Dobbs Management Service, LLC. Potter is a leading global designer and manufacturer of fire and life safety systems.  Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Potter. The transaction was led by John Arendale, Eric Logue, Jenson Dunn and Chris Toussaint of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group.

December 7, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised HMT LLC (HMT), a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners, on its sale to Tailwind Capital. HMT is a leading provider of aboveground storage tank products and services to the midstream and downstream energy sectors. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Luke Semple, Ian Thomas and Michael Drummond of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

December 4, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Deep River Snacks® (Deep River) on its sale to Arca Continental (AC), the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of Wise Snacks in the U.S. Deep River is a premium provider of better-for-you snacks with nationwide distribution and sales of approximately $45 million per year. The transaction was led by Glenn Gurtcheff and Ryan Freeman of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

Forbes
December 1, 2017

Luke Semple was recently featured in a Mergermarket article published on Forbes about investor-owned utilities companies turning to energy management software to pare capital spending from transmission and distribution upgrades. 

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