September 22, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, has advised Pamlico Capital (Pamlico) on the recapitalization of Daxko, Inc. (Daxko) with GI Partners. Daxko is a leading provider of operations and financial management software for member-based fitness facilities and other health and wellness organizations. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Pamlico. The transaction was led by Jeff Bistrong, Tyler Dewing, Priyanka Naithani and Brennan Igoe of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

September 19, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the sale of Canada-based Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. (Laborie), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), to Patricia Industries, a U.S. subsidiary of Sweden-based Investor AB. Laborie is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical diagnostic equipment and treatment devices. Geoff Smith, Turner Bredrup, Andy Dixon, Andy Hewlett, Ricky Ng and Andrew Hoft of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group advised Laborie on the transaction in addition to a team from Jefferies LLC.

September 13, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, is exclusively advising the shareholders of exocad GmbH (exocad), a provider of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) software for the dental industry, on its pending sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group (Carlyle; NASDAQ: CG). With the acquisition, Carlyle continues its history of partnering with sector leaders with strong management teams, looking to accelerate the next stage of their growth. The pending transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016 and is being led by Jeffery Perkins, Lars Friemann and Stephan Döring of  Harris Williams & Co.’s Frankfurt office as well as Thierry Monjauze and Samuel Hendler of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

August 31, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, advised Quala on its sale to Advent International (Advent). Quala is one of North America’s leading providers of mission critical container cleaning and ancillary services. Harris Williams & Co. served as the sole financial advisor to Quala, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group (Roark). The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore, Brian Lucas, Luke Semple, Marshall Croft and Taylor Morris of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

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August 11, 2016

Ryan Budlong, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., participated in a Privcap episode discussing the private equity dealmaking environment.

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August 11, 2016

Hiter Harris, managing director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co., speaks to CNNMoney about the healthy demand for M&A even as stock prices climb higher.

August 4, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the sale of AmQuip Crane Rental LLC (AmQuip), a portfolio company of funds managed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.  (Clearlake), to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo; NYSE:APO). AmQuip is a leading provider of highly specialized, complex lifting solutions in North America.

August 2, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces that it has promoted Matt Conaty to a Director in the firm’s Consumer Group. Mr. Conaty, based in the firm’s San Francisco office, has worked on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising assignments across a variety of consumer segments, including pet care, branded consumer products and food and beverage. Mr. Conaty’s promotion enhances the firm’s senior capabilities across its global consumer practice.

August 2, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces that it served as a financial advisor to Hanna Andersson Holding Corporation (Hanna Andersson) on its sale to L Catterton. Hanna Andersson is a leading omni-channel provider of branded childrenswear to a loyal and passionate base of consumers.

August 2, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the sale of Swimways Corp. (Swimways) to Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master; TSX:TOY). Swimways designs and manufactures innovative outdoor recreation products for the pool, beach and backyard under three unique brands (Swimways®, Kelsyus® and COOP®) that are sold in storefronts around the world. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Swimways. The transaction was led by Corey Benjamin and Marshall Printy of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group and Derek Lewis and Jenson Dunn of the firm’s Richmond office.

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