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.

October 19, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of MMM Group Limited (MMM Group) to WSP Global Inc. (WSP; TSX:WSP) in a transaction valued at approximately CAD $425 million. MMM Group is one of the largest privately-owned engineering consulting companies in Canada. The transaction was led by Drew SpitzerMatt WhiteChris Burnham, Carl Menzel and Adam Daigle of Harris Williams & Co.’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

The Street
October 9, 2015

Sam Hendler, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., discusses the healthy outlook for investment banks based on Harris Williams & Co.'s research study with nearly 700 leaders of privately held, high growth companies.

October 8, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of HelpSystems, Inc. (HelpSystems), a leading provider of IT operations, security and business intelligence software solutions, to H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.). Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to HelpSystems, a portfolio company of Summit Partners (Summit). The transaction was led by Jeff BistrongThierry MonjauzeTyler DewingPriyanka Naithani and Scott Reinig of Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

Mergers & Acquisitions Journal
October 1, 2015

Sam Hendler, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., discusses the middle market deal making environment today and how it may be changing in the near future.

October 1, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Liqui-Box Corporation (Liqui-Box) to Olympus Partners (Olympus). Liqui-Box is a leading provider of liquid packaging solutions. Harris Williams & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Liqui-Box, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group (Sterling). The transaction was led by Patrick McNultyDarwin Olympia and Brad Morrison of Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group and Hiter Harris and Graham Gillam of the firm’s Richmond office.

October 1, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Harvey Industries Inc., doing business as Harvey Building Products (Harvey), to Dunes Point Capital (DPC). Harvey is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium windows, as well as a wholesale distributor of a broad range of high quality exterior building products. Management as well as members of the Bigony and Morrison families will continue to be meaningful investors in the business.  The transaction was led by Mike HoganRyan Nelson and Trey Packard of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products Group and Jay Hernandez and Brandt Carr of the firm’s Industrials Group.