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.

November 12, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Secure Technology Company (Secure) to Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (Benchmark; NYSE: BHE) for $230 million. Secure is a leading provider of customized high-performance electronics, sub-systems and component solutions for defense, aerospace and mission-critical industrial applications.  Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Secure, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital.  The transaction was led by Chris RogersJon Nemo and Chris Smith of Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group and Carl Menzel of the firm’s Richmond office.

November 3, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Woodcraft Industries, Inc. (Woodcraft), a leading hardwood and engineered wood door and component supplier to kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers, to Quanex Building Products Corporation (Quanex). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Woodcraft, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners (Olympus). The transaction was led by Mike Hogan of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products & Materials Group and Glenn GurtcheffRyan Freeman and Andy Warczak of the firm’s Consumer Group.

November 2, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Funko, LLC (Funko), a provider of branded pop culture products, to an affiliate of ACON Investments, L.L.C. (ACON). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Funko, a portfolio company of Fundamental Capital, LLC (Fundamental Capital). Fundamental Capital will retain a board seat and a significant ownership stake in Funko. The transaction was led by John NeunerBrent SpillerMatt Conaty and Zach England of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

October 27, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Shoes For Crews to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC (CCMP). Shoes For Crews is a leading manufacturer and distributor of proprietary slip-resistant footwear. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Shoes For Crews, a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA). The transaction was led by John NeunerBrent Spiller and Chip Duggins of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer GroupBob Baltimore of the firm’s Business Services Group and David Jones of the firm’s Richmond office.

October 27, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Secure Technology Company (Secure) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (Benchmark; NYSE: BHE) for $230 million, subject to certain closing adjustments.  Secure is a leading provider of customized high-performance electronics, sub-systems and component solutions for defense, aerospace and mission-critical industrial applications.  Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Secure, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital.  The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is being led by Chris RogersJon Nemo and Chris Smith of Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group and Carl Menzel of the firm’s Richmond office.