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.

December 17, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Upstream Rehabilitation Inc. (Upstream) to Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC (Revelstoke). Upstream is a leading provider of outpatient rehabilitation therapy services. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Upstream, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Equity Partners LLC (Charterhouse). Proskauer Rose LLP served as legal counsel to the company. The transaction was led by Cheairs PorterAndy DixonAndy Hewlett and Ricky Ng of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

December 15, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announced that Inventus Solutions, Inc. (Inventus), a top-tier international eDiscovery services provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake), has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by RPX Corporation (RPX; NASDAQ: RPXC). The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in January 2016 and is being led by John ArendaleDerek LewisJohn Klim and Trey Packard of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office and Brennan Igoe of the firm’s Boston office.

December 15, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of a majority stake in DPI Specialty Foods (DPI) to Arbor Investments. DPI, a subsidiary of Ireland-based Ornua Co-operative Limited (Ornua), is a sales, marketing and logistics provider supplying over 40,000 perishable and non-perishable specialty food SKUs. The sale of DPI is consistent with Ornua’s strategy of re-allocating capital to support continuing investment in enhanced routes to market for Irish dairy produce through its businesses across global markets. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Ornua and DPI. The transaction was led by Tim AlexanderGlenn GurtcheffRyan BudlongMatt Conaty and Michael Gilkes of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

December 4, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Bodek and Rhodes (Bodek) to alphabroder, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. (Littlejohn). Bodek is a recognized industry leader serving the imprintable activewear market. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Bodek. The transaction was led by Bob BaltimoreMarshall Croft and Josh Garner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group.

December 4, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces its advisory role in the acquisition of a leading quick service restaurant plus (QSR+) chain, TB Corp. (Taco Bueno), by TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG. Harris Williams & Co. served as the lead advisor to Taco Bueno, which was purchased from private equity funds affiliated with Palladium Equity Partners, L.L.C. (along with its affiliates, Palladium). The transaction was led by Tim AlexanderGlenn GurtcheffBrant CashRyan Freeman and Michael Gilkes of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

November 24, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of AdvoServ to Wellspring Capital Management (Wellspring). AdvoServ is a leading residential service provider of scale with a 46 year history of serving individuals with the highest acuity intellectual and developmental disabilities. Harris Williams & Co. served as the advisor to AdvoServ, a portfolio company of GI Partners. The transaction was led by Cheairs PorterAndy Dixon and Whit Knier of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

November 23, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Breeze-Eastern Corporation (Breeze-Eastern; NYSE MKT: BZC) on its pending 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 aircrafts. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Jon NemoChris Smith and Meg McGurk of Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.