December 13, 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 advised California Cryobank, Inc. (CCB), a portfolio company of Longitude Capital (Longitude) and NovaQuest Capital Management (NovaQuest), on its acquisition of Donor Egg Bank USA (DEB). CCB is a global leader in reproductive tissue donor services and storage and stem cell banking. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon and Andy Hewlett of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

November 30, 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 TricorBraun Holdings, Inc. (TricorBraun), a portfolio company of CHS Capital (CHS), to funds sponsored by AEA Investors LP (AEA). TricorBraun is a leading provider of rigid packaging solutions. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and Derek Lewis of Harris Williams & Co.’s Specialty Distribution Group and Patrick McNulty, Brad Morrison, John Lautemann and Brandt Carr of the firm’s Industrials Group.

November 14, 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 Maintenance Enterprises, Inc. (MEI) to Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC (Brown & Root). MEI is a full-service turnaround, maintenance and specialty welding provider, serving the refinery, petrochemical and agriculture chemical markets. Brown & Root is owned by a group of investors led by Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP) and KBR, Inc. (KBR). Harris Williams & Co.

November 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 Mercer Foods, LLC (Mercer Foods) to Graham Partners, Inc. (Graham Partners). Mercer Foods is a leading full service freeze-dried food provider. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Mercer Foods, a portfolio company of Frontenac Company (Frontenac) and Lake Pacific Partners, LLC (Lake Pacific). The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Glenn Gurtcheff, Brant Cash and Andy Warczak from Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

November 9, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the pending sale of Grohmann Engineering GmbH (Grohmann Engineering) to Tesla Motors (Tesla; NASDAQ:TSLA). Grohmann Engineering is a developer and manufacturer of highly customized, high yield, multi-process modular assembly solutions for future oriented end-markets. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Klaus Grohmann, founder and majority stakeholder of Grohmann Engineering, and Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG; XETRA:DBAN), a leading German listed private equity company and minority stakeholder of Grohmann Engineering. Post transaction, Grohmann Engineering will become Tesla Grohmann Automation and serve as the initial base for Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters, with other locations to follow. The pending transaction is expected to close by year-end and was led by Jeffery Perkins, Lars Friemann and Florian Ripperger of Harris Williams & Co.’s Frankfurt office.

November 1, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces that All Systems Holding, LLC (System One) has received a significant investment from Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL). System One, a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners, is a leading provider of human capital and contingent workforce management solutions. The transaction was led by Derek Lewis, Bob Baltimore, John Klim and Victoria Mercer of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group and Chris Burnham of the firm’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

October 25, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, has provided strategic advice to LDC on its acquisition of Mitrefinch Ltd (Mitrefinch). Mitrefinch is a provider of an integrated suite of workforce management software solutions centered on market leading time and attendance and employee management solutions. The transaction was supported by Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, led by Thierry Monjauze, Jonathan Organ and Mathew Tsui of Harris Williams & Co.’s London Office.

Bloomberg
October 13, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. partnered with Inc. to survey nearly 500 CEOs and business leaders. John Neuner, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., spoke to Bloomberg about how mid-sized companies are becoming more open to selling their business.

Nearly 95% of Business Leaders are Interested in M&A and Timing is Underscored as a Key Consideration
October 13, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, 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. This is the second year Harris Williams & Co. and Inc. have partnered to conduct research.

October 13, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of the UK operations of Fitness First Group (Fitness First UK) to Dave Whelan Sports Limited (DW Sports). Fitness First UK is a leading full-service operator of fitness clubs focused on London and the South East UK. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Fitness First UK, whose majority shareholders are funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. The transaction was completed by Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group, led by Edward Arkus and Danielius Uznys of the firm’s London office.