February 11, 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 All Metro Health Care (All Metro), a leading provider of home healthcare services, to One Equity Partners (OEP). Harris Williams & Co. served as the lead financial advisor to All Metro, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners, LLC (Nautic). The transaction was led by Geoff SmithJames ClarkWhit Knier and Tyler Bradshaw of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

February 3, 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 PANOS brands, LLC (PANOS) to Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW). PANOS is a leading provider of branded consumer foods in a wide variety of growing categories. Known for its unique portfolio of brands, the company has consistently expanded its footprint over the last few years with a focus on providing consumers with high quality, great tasting and better for you products in the specialty, natural, organic and mass grocery channels. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to PANOS, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners (High Road). The transaction was led by Glenn GurtcheffTim AlexanderRyan BudlongAndy Warczak and Wes Lilja of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

February 1, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Veritext Corporation (Veritext), a provider of deposition and litigation support services, to Pamplona Capital Management, LLC (Pamplona). Harris Williams & Co. served as the financial advisor to Veritext, a portfolio company of Investcorp International, Inc. (Investcorp). The transaction was led by Derek LewisJohn ArendaleJohn KlimMike Williams and Wayne Harrington of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

The Richmond Times Dispatch
January 9, 2016

Hiter Harris, co-foundner and managing director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks about the strong M&A market in 2015 and growth ahead for 2016.

January 7, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of WIL Research to Charles River Laboratories (Charles River; NYSE: CRL) for $585 million. Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the lead financial advisor to WIL Research, a leading provider of non-clinical safety assessment and contract development and manufacturing services to biopharmaceutical and agricultural and industrial chemical companies globally. The pending transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Geoff SmithPaul HepperTurner BredrupNick Owens and Grace Kingdon of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

January 6, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Baarsma Wine Group Business to Consumer B.V. (Baarsma B2C), a leading European eCommerce wine retailer, to Gilde Equity Management Benelux (GEM). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Baarsma B2C, which has been carved out from Baarsma Wine Group Holding B.V. (Baarsma Wine Group), a portfolio company of AAC Capital Partners (AAC). The transaction was led by Thierry MonjauzeAlex Murrill and Danielius Uznys of Harris Williams & Co.’s London office.

January 4, 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 the exclusive financial advisor to Breeze-Eastern Corporation (Breeze-Eastern; NYSE MKT: BZC) on its merger with TransDigm Group Incorporated (TransDigm; NYSE: TDG). Breeze-Eastern is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance lifting and pulling devices for military and civilian aircraft. The transaction was led by Jon NemoChris Smith and Meghan McGurk of Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

January 4, 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 hired two senior professionals in its London office. Edward Arkus joins as a managing director and William Bain as a director; both are joining the firm’s Consumer Group. In addition to hiring Arkus and Bain, Harris Williams & Co. has engaged Christopher Darlington as a senior advisor to support and augment the firm’s consumer industry insight and expertise.

Mergers & Acquisitions Journal
December 31, 2015

Mike Hogan, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks about how private equity firms and strategic buyers will continue to seek deal opportunities in the construction industry.

December 21, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of KODA Distribution Group Inc. (KDG) to Azelis Holding S.A. (Azelis), a portfolio company of funds advised by Apax Partners (Apax). KDG, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals in North America. The cross border transaction was led by Ryan NelsonPatrick McNultyDarwin OlympiaBrad Morrison, Brandt Carr and Jenson Dunn of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group.

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