The Wall Street Journal
September 23, 2015

Harris Williams & Co. and Inc. surveyed nearly 700 executives of privately held, midmarket companies and found that private equity isn't always the first choice when business leaders and executives consider selling their companies.

Research Reveals Excitement About Future Transactions and Positive Outlook for Near-Term M&A
September 23, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, releases proprietary research about M&A conducted as part of an exclusive partnership with Inc., the only major media brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies. The study, fielded by Inc. and Harris Williams & Co., surveyed nearly 700 CEOs and top executives of privately held, high growth companies that have been recognized on the Inc. 5000 lists. The research provides insight into middle market companies across a wide range of industries about near-term plans for M&A. The results show that about 81% of survey respondents are interested in M&A over the next three years. The majority of respondents, 52%, indicated that they anticipate to sell their business, but only 25% currently have a detailed exit strategy in place. Please click here to review the full white paper analyzing the research results, which is published on Harris Williams & Co.’s website.

September 21, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Synowledge to BioClinica, Inc. (BioClinica), a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider. Synowledge provides drug safety, regulatory affairs and related IT services to small, mid and large-sized pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. The company delivers services through a global workforce of more than 500 employees who provide around-the-clock expertise and support remotely or onsite. The transaction was led on behalf of Synowledge by Cheairs PorterPaul Hepper and Nick Owens of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

September 21, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Community Investors, Inc. (CII), a leading provider of SaaS-based solutions into the homeowner association and community management markets, to CIP Capital (CIP). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to CII, a portfolio company of K1 Investment Management, LLC (K1). The transaction was led by Mike WilkinsErik Szyndlar and Camille Ashley of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

September 21, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Huskie Tools Holdings, Inc. (Huskie Tools), a portfolio company of Harren Equity Partners (Harren), to Platte River Equity (Platte River). Huskie Tools is a leading provider of professional-grade, battery-operated, hydraulic power tools, hoists and related accessories for the electric utility transmission and distribution market. The transaction was led by Bill RomanJay Hernandez and Andy Leed of Harris Williams & Co.’s Boston office and Drew Spitzer of the firm’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure Group.

September 15, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of The Mill, a premier provider of moving image visual content for advertising, to Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY) for £190 million. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The Mill, a portfolio company of Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone). The transaction was led by Thierry MonjauzeJonathan Organ and Mathew Tsui from Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group in London.

September 3, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Monte Nido, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment programs, to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). Harris Williams & Co. served as the advisor to Monte Nido, a portfolio company of Centre Partners Management LLC (Centre Partners). The transaction was led by James Clark, Todd Morris, Andy Dixon, Whit Knier and Ricky Ng of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

August 25, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the recapitalization of US LBM Holdings, LLC (US LBM), a portfolio company of BlackEagle Partners (BlackEagle), with Kelso & Company (Kelso). BlackEagle and certain members of US LBM management will be investors alongside Kelso. US LBM is a premier building product material distribution business serving builders, remodelers and specialty contractors throughout the U.S. The transaction, which closed August 24, 2015, was led by Mike HoganRyan NelsonTim WebbMike Williams and Carl Menzel of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products & Materials Group.

August 24, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of RSA Medical (RSA), a leading outsourced provider of technology-based, health risk management services to payors, to Xerox (NYSE: XRX). Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to RSA, a portfolio company of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company (BPOC). The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Cheairs PorterWhit Knier and Tyler Bradshaw of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Sam Hendler of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

August 21, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Osmose Utility Services, Inc. (Osmose), a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree), to Kohlberg & Company, LLC (Kohlberg). Osmose is a leading provider of repair and maintenance services for electric utility infrastructure. The transaction was led by Drew SpitzerBrian LucasTiff ArmstrongMatt WhiteIan Thomas and Neha Shah of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure Group.