October 18, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Onepath Systems, LLC (Onepath), a portfolio company of Trivest Partners, L.P. (Trivest), to MSouth Equity Partners (MSouth). Onepath provides managed technology services. The transaction was led by Derek Lewis, Bob Baltimore,  Anthony Basmajian and Pete Morgan of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group and Priyanka Naithani of the firm’s Technology, Media, & Telecom (TMT) Group.

October 12, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Practice Insight, LLC (Practice Insight), a provider of integrated electronic data interchange and revenue cycle management workflow solutions for healthcare providers, to an undisclosed strategic buyer. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Practice Insight’s management team and Halyard Capital, a minority investor. The transaction was led by Sam Hendler and Dan Linsalata of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

October 12, 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 Aquilex Holdings, LLC, owner of HydroChem, on its sale to PSC, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. HydroChem, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (Centerbridge Partners), is a provider of industrial cleaning solutions to the petrochemical production, oil refining and other energy-related businesses. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Neha Shah and Michael Drummond of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

October 11, 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 Cotton Holdings, Inc. (Cotton) on a successful recapitalization with BBVA (NYSE:BBVA), providing the company with significant liquidity, operational flexibility and the ability to execute on attractive growth opportunities. Cotton is a leading, nationwide disaster restoration services and workforce logistics company providing services to public and private entities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Cotton. The transaction was led by Derek Lewis, Brian Lucas and Graham Gillam of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group.

Ninety Five Percent of Business Leaders are Interested in M&A and are Optimistic on the Prospects for Their Businesses
October 9, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, releases proprietary M&A research conducted as part of an exclusive partnership with Inc., the only major media brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies. This is the third year Harris Williams & Co. and Inc. have partnered to conduct research among business leaders. The study, fielded by Inc. and Harris Williams & Co., surveyed more than 400 CEOs and senior business leaders of privately held, high growth companies, including those that have been recognized on the Inc. 5000 lists.

October 3, 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 the firm advised Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. (Wolverine Worldwide; NYSE: WWW) on the sale of assets related to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract business to Original Footwear, including Wolverine Worldwide’s Big Rapids, Michigan factory, which is one of the largest producers of footwear to the U.S. military. Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded footwear and apparel and the sale of these assets is part of the company’s ongoing strategic transformation initiative. This is the fourth transaction on which Harris Williams & Co. has served as the exclusive advisor to Wolverine Worldwide. The transaction was led by Corey Benjamin, John Neuner and Brent Spiller of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group and Nick Owens and Juliann Rienecker of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

October 3, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of PlayCore Holdings, Inc. (PlayCore) to Court Square Capital Partners (Court Square). PlayCore, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners (Sentinel), is a manufacturer and distributor of custom commercial playground systems, park and recreation site amenities and performance and specialty recreation products. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore of the firm’s Richmond office and John Arendale, Giles Tucker, John Lautemann, Brandt Carr and Jeff Mullen of the firm’s Industrials Group.

Mergers & Acquisitions
October 2, 2017

Giles Tucker, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., discusses the lower-middle market and why it has become a more competitive space. 

September 21, 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 is advising EAG Laboratories (EAG), a portfolio company of a fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), on its pending sale to Eurofins Scientific (Paris: ERF; Eurofins) for $780 million. EAG is a leading global scientific services company providing analytical testing and consulting services to a diverse and demanding set of end markets. The transaction is expected to close later this year and is being led by Brian Lucas, Luke Semple, Ian Thomas and Carl Menzel of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

September 13, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Calero Software, LLC (Calero), a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake), to Riverside Partners, LLC (Riverside). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Calero, a leading provider of communications lifecycle management software and solutions. The transaction was led by Jeff Bistrong, Tyler Dewing, Dan Linsalata and Ryan Costa of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

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