May 20, 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 Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (The Meadows), a leading provider of behavioral health services, to Kohlberg & Company, LLC (Kohlberg). In conjunction with the acquisition of The Meadows, Kohlberg has announced the formation of Alita Care, LLC (Alita), which will serve as the parent holding company for The Meadows and Kohlberg’s existing portfolio company, Sunspire Health, LLC (Sunspire). Harris Williams & Co. served as the financial advisor to The Meadows, a portfolio company of American Capital, Ltd (American Capital; Nasdaq: ACAS). The transaction was led by James Clark, Whit Knier, Andy Dixon, Bill Kayser and Grace Kingdon of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

May 17, 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 Herndon Aerospace & Defense, a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners, to KLX, Inc. (KLX; NASDAQ: KLXI). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Herndon Aerospace & Defense, a leading defense and commercial aerospace supply chain management and consumable hardware distribution platform. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard and David Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

May 16, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the merger of DYK Automotive, LLC (DYK), a portfolio company of Dobbs Management Service (DMS), with AAHC, Inc. (AAHC), an operating company of Marubeni Corporation, a Japan based, integrated trading conglomerate.  As part of the merger, The Sterling Group (Sterling) will join DMS and management in the investment as the new majority shareholder of the combined entity.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to DYK on the merger and recapitalization.  The transaction, which closed April 1, 2016, was led by Joe Conner, Jason Bass and Jershon Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group, Bob Baltimore and Marshall Croft from the firm’s Specialty Distribution Group and Michael Gessner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

May 12, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the pending sale of Direct ChassisLink (DCLI), a leading provider of equipment and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry, to EQT Infrastructure II (EQT). Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the advisor to DCLI, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. (Littlejohn). The pending transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Joe Conner, Jason Bass, Jershon Jones and Jeff Kidd of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Ryan Nelson of the firm’s Industrials Group

May 3, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the pending 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. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Chris Burnham and Neha Shah of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure Group.

May 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 West Star Aviation, Inc. (West Star) to Norwest Equity Partners (NEP). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to West Star, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) to the business aviation industry. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard and David Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

April 22, 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 Dimensional Management Corporation (Dimensional), a premier provider of dental services doing business under the Eastern Dental® and Midwestern Dental® brands, to Waud Capital Partners (WCP). The transaction was led by James Clark, Geoff Smith and Jacques Fu of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Corey Benjamin from the firm’s Consumer Group.

April 20, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, has exclusively advised the shareholders of AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH, (AWEBA), private and institutional investors, on the pending sale of AWEBA to Schuler AG (Schuler; BAYB:SCUN). Schuler’s global presence as a market-leading supplier of forming technology will enable AWEBA to realize substantial global growth opportunities. With the acquisition, Schuler is expanding its tool manufacturing capabilities for forming tools and strengthening its existing in-house tooling capabilities. The pending transaction, which is still subject to anti-trust approval, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and is being led by Jeffery Perkins, Lars Friemann and Florian Ripperger of Harris Williams & Co.’s Frankfurt office.

April 19, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, advised Clear Link Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Clearlink) on its sale to Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (SYKES; NASDAQ: SYKE). Clearlink, a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital (Pamlico), is a leading provider of content and conversion services for consumer brands. The transaction was led by Derek Lewis, John Klim and Josh Garner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group, Mike Wilkins of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group and Ryan Havermann of the firm’s Richmond office.

April 15, 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 Ardent Services, L.L.C. and Rabalais Constructors, LLC (collectively, Ardent) to EMCOR Group, Inc. (EMCOR; NYSE:EME). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Ardent, which is a portfolio company of Cadent Energy Partners (Cadent) through Energy Services Holdings, LLC.

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