June 30, 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.

June 12, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Wanchese Fish Company (Wanchese) to Cooke Seafood USA, Inc. (Cooke). Wanchese is a leading harvester, distributor and value-added processor in the attractive global seafood industry. The transaction was led by Tim AlexanderBrant Cash and Marshall Printy of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

June 12, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the merger of Pinnacle Workforce Logistics (Pinnacle), a portfolio company of Fenway Partners (Fenway), with Capstone Logistics, LLC, (Capstone), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company. Pinnacle is a leading provider of outsourced supply chain solutions. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and John Klim, of Harris Williams & Co.’s Business Services Group and Ryan Nelson and Carl Hardie of the firm’s Richmond Office.

May 28, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Infiltrator Systems, Inc. (Infiltrator), a portfolio company of Graham Partners, to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’). Infiltrator is a leading manufacturer of engineered plastic chambers, synthetic aggregate leachfields, plastic tanks and accessories used in the large and growing wastewater and stormwater industries. The transaction was led by Michael HoganRyan NelsonEric Logue and Mike Williams of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Chris Williams from the firm’s Richmond office.

Mergers & Acquisitions Journal
May 19, 2015

Mike Hogan, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., is featured in Mergers & Acquisitions Journal discussing the strength of the current M&A market.

May 19, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Health & Safety Institute, Inc. (HSI), a portfolio company of DW Healthcare Partners, to The Riverside Company (Riverside). HSI is a premier provider of emergency care, workplace safety, professional responder and health and safety compliance training. The transaction was led by Todd MorrisAndy Dixon and Andrew Hewlett of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Mike Wilkins of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

May 14, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of the assets of the aerospace business of Pexco LLC (Pexco Aerospace), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey) to TransDigm Group Incorporated (TransDigm) for $496 million. The purchase price includes approximately $160 million of tax benefits to be realized by TransDigm over a 15 year period beginning in 2015. Pexco Aerospace is the leading global provider of extruded plastic interior parts used in the commercial aerospace industry. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Pexco LLC. The transaction closed on May 14, 2015 and was led by Jon NemoDoug KinardChris Smith and Meghan McGurk from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

April 17, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Driven Brands, Inc. (Driven Brands), a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP (Harvest Partners), to affiliates of Roark Capital Group (Roark). Through its two iconic brands, Maaco and Meineke, Driven Brands is one of the largest franchise platforms in the automotive aftermarket services sector. The transaction was led by Joe ConnerJason Bass and Jershon Jones of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Group and Chris Williams and Jonathan Meredith of the firm’s Richmond office. 

April 15, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Dent Wizard International (Dent Wizard), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), to Gridiron Capital, LLC (Gridiron Capital). Dent Wizard is the leading provider of cosmetic automotive reconditioning services in North America. Harris Williams & Co. acted as financial advisor to Dent Wizard. The transaction was led by Frank MountcastleJoe Conner and James O’Malley of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Chris WilliamsBrent Spiller and Chip Duggins of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

Coming Out of A Record Year in 2014, the Firm Has an Optimistic Outlook for 2015.
March 31, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, examines the long-term growth in the M&A market in its latest video released today titled “Redefining the Standard.” The M&A market has continued to change and evolve and over the past 10 years, its size and complexity have dramatically increased. There are more than 3,300 private equity groups today, increased from just over 1,800 in 2004*. This growth has fueled private equity deals in the middle market, which increased 162% between 2004 and 2014*. In addition to the maturation of private equity as an asset class, strategic buyers have become increasingly aggressive across every industry.