April 17, 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 Market Track, LLC (Market Track), a leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection and promotional intelligence solutions, to Vista Equity Partners (Vista).  Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the exclusive advisor to Market Track, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Group (Aurora).  The transaction is being led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar, Scott Reinig and John Mathias of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

April 5, 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 it has advised Fastener Distribution Holdings (FDH), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners, on its sale to Audax Private Equity. FDH is a growing aerospace and defense supply chain solutions provider comprised of two operating entities, Arlington International Aviation Products and Aircraft Fasteners International. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard, Chris Smith and David Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group and Chris Toussaint from the firm’s Richmond office.

Closing its 25th anniversary year, the firm was awarded two Investment Bank of the Year awards and two Deal of the Year Awards
March 31, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, has received four industry awards in four months recognizing the firm’s exemplary performance in 2016. In 2016, the firm was involved in 13% more transactions than the prior year with the highest aggregate transaction value in the firm’s history. In addition to increasing headcount and a new office in Washington, D.C., Harris Williams & Co. closed marquee transactions, two of which received recognition.

March 21, 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 Ready Pac Foods, Inc. (Ready Pac), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Bayside Capital (H.I.G.), to France-based strategic buyer Bonduelle (Euronext: BON). Ready Pac is a provider of ready-to-eat salads, packaged salads, snacks and pre-cut fruit and vegetables. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Ready Pac. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Ryan Budlong, Matt Conaty and Taylor Marsh of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

March 21, 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 partnership of Visual Comfort & Co. (Visual Comfort) with AEA Investors LP (AEA). Visual Comfort is the premier resource for signature lighting, combining timeless designs, authentic materials and unmatched customer experiences. The transaction was led by Ryan Nelson, Michael Gessner and Wayne Harrington of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and John Neuner, Corey Benjamin and Beau Pierce of the firm’s Consumer Group.

March 20, 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 it is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Safway Group (Safway), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), on its pending merger with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. (Brand), a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). Safway is a leading provider of scaffolding, access and multiservice solutions to the petrochemical, refining, industrial and commercial markets, among others. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Brian Lucas, Ian Thomas and Adam Daigle of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

March 16, 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 it advised DuBois Chemicals, Inc. (DuBois), a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Group (Aurora), on its sale to funds sponsored by The Jordan Company, L.P. (The Jordan Company). The transaction included an investment from The Riverside Strategic Capital Fund, The Riverside Company's minority investment vehicle. DuBois is a leading provider of specialty chemical solutions in North America.  The transaction was led by Patrick McNulty, Ryan Nelson, Brad Morrison, Trey Packard and Jenson Dunn of the firm’s Industrials Group.

March 15, 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 Dorner Manufacturing Corporation (Dorner), a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners (Incline), to the EQT Mid Market U.S. fund. Dorner engages in the design, manufacturing and integration of precision unit conveyor solutions for process automation applications. The transaction was led by Jay Hernandez, Patrick McNulty, Mike Williams and Wayne Harrington of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group.

Logistics Management
March 1, 2017

Jeff Burkett, a director at Harris Williams & Co., speaks to Logistics Management about third-party logistics, e-commerce, and how it effects today's customers.

February 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 Skip Hop Holdings, Inc. (Skip Hop), a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners (FCP), to Carter’s, Inc. (Carter’s; NYSE: CRI). Skip Hop is a leading provider of branded products and accessories for parents, babies and kids worldwide. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Skip Hop. The transaction was led by Brent Spiller, Marshall Printy and Zach Ledwith of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.