June 1, 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 a new licensing agreement for its Stride Rite brand with Vida Shoes International (Vida). Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded footwear and apparel and the new licensing agreement for Stride Rite is part of the company’s ongoing strategic transformation initiative. Harris Williams & Co. 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.

May 23, 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 TreeHouse Foods, Inc.’s (TreeHouse) Soup and Infant Feeding business to Riverbend Foods LLC, an affiliate of Insight Equity. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to TreeHouse on the sale of its Soup and Infant Feeding business which is one of the largest providers of private label canned soup and jarred baby food in North America. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash, Andy Warczak and Wes Lilja of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

May 22, 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 Petmate, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, to Olympus Partners (Olympus). Petmate is a leading innovator, marketer and manufacturer of a wide range of pet products to a diverse base of retail partners. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Petmate and the transaction was led by John Neuner, Ryan Budlong, Zach England and Taylor Marsh of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

May 22, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces its exclusive advisory role in the sale of Pie Squared Holdings LLC, parent company of PizzaRev LLC (PizzaRev), to a subsidiary of Cleveland Avenue LLC (Cleveland Avenue). This transaction for PizzaRev, a leading fast-casual concept, was led by Glenn Gurtcheff, Brant Cash, Andy Warczak and Brant Wilczek of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

CNBC
May 18, 2017

Andy Dixon, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks to CNBC about the rapidly growing market for fertility-related services and how there are very favorable long-term growth factors within the sector. 

Mergers & Acquisitions
May 16, 2017

Giles Tucker, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks to Mergers & Acquisitions about how private equity has evolved.

May 8, 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 pending sale of Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI), a leading U.S. manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers, to Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS). Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to TBEI, a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners (GenNx360), a New York-based private equity firm investing in middle market companies. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Frank Mountcastle, John Arendale, Jason Bass, Jershon Jones and James O’Malley of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) and Industrials Groups.

May 8, 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 pending sale of Comverge, Inc. (Comverge) to Itron, Inc. (Itron; NASDAQ: ITRI). Comverge is a leading provider of cloud-based, demand response and energy efficiency solutions. Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to Comverge, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G). The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Brian Lucas, Andrew Spitzer, Luke Semple, Ian Thomas and Will Forston of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group and Tyler Dewing of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

Mergers & Acquisitions
May 4, 2017

Jay Hernandez, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks to Mergers & Acquisitions about the advancements in process automation companies and how they have changed the manufacturing sector and many end markets. 

May 1, 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 pending sale of EFCO Corporation (EFCO) to Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Apogee; Nasdaq:APOG). EFCO is a leading U.S. manufacturer of architectural aluminum window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems for commercial construction projects. Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to EFCO, a subsidiary of privately-held Pella Corporation. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Mike Hogan, Eric Logue, John Lautemann and Ty Denoncourt of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products & Materials and Industrials Groups.