June 13, 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 Ennis-Flint to Olympus Partners (Olympus). Ennis-Flint is a market leader within the global traffic safety industry. Harris Williams & Co. served as the financial advisor to Ennis-Flint, a portfolio company of Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC (Brazos). The transaction was led by Mike Hogan, John Arendale, Darwin Olympia, John Lautemann and Wayne Harrington of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group.

June 10, 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 Generation Brands Holdings, Inc. (Generation Brands), to AEA Investors LP (AEA). Generation Brands is an established leader in the highly attractive North American lighting fixtures industry, with a collection of the market’s most recognized and trusted brands. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Generation Brands, a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc. (Quad-C). The transaction was led by Ryan Nelson, Mike Hogan and Walker Dales of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Brent Spiller, Corey Benjamin and Marshall Printy of the firm’s Consumer Group.

June 9, 2016

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Workplace Systems (Workplace) to WorkForce Software (WorkForce), a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners (Insight). Workplace is a leading workforce management (WFM) software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Workplace, a portfolio company of leading UK mid-market private equity firm LDC. The transaction was completed by Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, led by Thierry Monjauze, Jonathan Organ and Mathew Tsui of the firm’s London office, and Jeff Bistrong of the firm’s Boston office.

June 8, 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 Northstar Travel Group (Northstar) to Wasserstein Partners (Wasserstein). Northstar is the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Northstar, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. (The Wicks Group). The transaction was led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar and Camille Ashley of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

June 1, 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 Follett Corporation (Follett) to The Middleby Corporation (Middleby). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Follett, a leading designer and manufacturer of ice and medical-grade refrigeration products. The transaction was led by Patrick McNultyTim Webb, and Mike Williams of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group, Corey Benjamin of the firm’s Consumer Group and Will Forston of the firm’s Richmond office.

May 20, 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 Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (The Meadows), a leading provider of behavioral health services, to Kohlberg & Company, LLC (Kohlberg). In conjunction with the acquisition of The Meadows, Kohlberg has announced the formation of Alita Care, LLC (Alita), which will serve as the parent holding company for The Meadows and Kohlberg’s existing portfolio company, Sunspire Health, LLC (Sunspire). Harris Williams & Co. served as the financial advisor to The Meadows, a portfolio company of American Capital, Ltd (American Capital; Nasdaq: ACAS). The transaction was led by James Clark, Whit Knier, Andy Dixon, Bill Kayser and Grace Kingdon of Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

May 17, 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 Herndon Aerospace & Defense, a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners, to KLX, Inc. (KLX; NASDAQ: KLXI). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Herndon Aerospace & Defense, a leading defense and commercial aerospace supply chain management and consumable hardware distribution platform. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard and David Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group.

May 16, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the merger of DYK Automotive, LLC (DYK), a portfolio company of Dobbs Management Service (DMS), with AAHC, Inc. (AAHC), an operating company of Marubeni Corporation, a Japan based, integrated trading conglomerate.  As part of the merger, The Sterling Group (Sterling) will join DMS and management in the investment as the new majority shareholder of the combined entity.  Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to DYK on the merger and recapitalization.  The transaction, which closed April 1, 2016, was led by Joe Conner, Jason Bass and Jershon Jones from Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group, Bob Baltimore and Marshall Croft from the firm’s Specialty Distribution Group and Michael Gessner of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

May 12, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the pending sale of Direct ChassisLink (DCLI), a leading provider of equipment and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry, to EQT Infrastructure II (EQT). Harris Williams & Co. is serving as the advisor to DCLI, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. (Littlejohn). The pending transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Joe Conner, Jason Bass, Jershon Jones and Jeff Kidd of Harris Williams & Co.’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Ryan Nelson of the firm’s Industrials Group

May 3, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for 25 years, announces the pending sale of AmQuip Crane Rental LLC (AmQuip), a portfolio company of funds managed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake), to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo; NYSE:APO). AmQuip is a leading provider of highly specialized, complex lifting solutions in North America. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Chris Burnham and Neha Shah of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure Group.