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April 14, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Best Doctors, Inc. (Best Doctors) has received a minority investment from Japan-based Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon Life). The transaction closed on April 5, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Best Doctors. The transaction was led by Garin Arevian from the firm's Technology, Telecom & Digital Media (TTDM) Group, along with Turner Bredrup and Cheairs Porter from the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Matt White and Marshall Croft from the firm's Richmond office.

April 14, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Chromalox, Inc. (Chromalox), a portfolio company of J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC, which is advised by CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC (CCMP Capital), to Sentinel Capital Partners (Sentinel). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Chromalox. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer, Brian Lucas and Doug Kinard from the firm's Richmond office along with Bill Roman from the firm's Boston office.

April 19, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, a global middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce the sale of The Mill, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, to Barclays Private Equity for £119 million. The transaction closed on April 18, 2011 and was led by Thierry Monjauze, Red Norrie, Francois Morin, Eric Logue and Bobby Virdi of the firm's London office.

May 10, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces the merger of Cogent Healthcare, Inc. (Cogent) with Hospitalists Management Group, LLC (HMG), a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA). The transaction closed on May 4, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Cogent. The transaction was executed by Turner Bredrup, Cheairs Porter, Andy Dixon, and Dusty Lieb from the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

May 11, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce that Northern Digital Inc. (NDI), a portfolio company of the Audax Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by strategic buyer Roper Industries, Inc. (Roper, NYSE:ROP). The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as an advisor to the company. The transaction is being led by Turner Bredrup, Todd Morris, Cheairs Porter, Andy Dixon, and Andrew Hewlett of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

May 11, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Idaho Pacific Holdings, Inc. (IPH), a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, to Novacap Industries III, LP (Novacap). The transaction closed on May 6, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the lead advisor to IPH. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Glenn Gurtcheff, Jeff Cleveland and Brant Cash from the firm's Consumer Group in Minneapolis.

May 20, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Border Foods, Inc® , a portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation (Ares Capital), to strategic buyer Mizkan Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Mizkan Group Corporation (Mizkan). The transaction closed on May 12, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Border Foods. The transaction was led by Glenn Gurtcheff, Tim Alexander, Jeff Cleveland and Brant Cash from the firm's Consumer Group in Minneapolis.

Strategic Buyers Continue to Seek Out Proprietary Medical Device Businesses
June 7, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Northern Digital Inc. (NDI), a portfolio company of Audax Group (Audax), to strategic buyer Roper Industries, Inc. (Roper;NYSE:ROP). The transaction closed on June 3, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as an advisor to NDI. The transaction was led by Turner Bredrup, Todd Morris, Cheairs Porter, Andy Dixon, and Andrew Hewlett of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

June 9, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces that it has promoted thirteen senior professionals from the firm's London, Minneapolis and Richmond offices. Tim Alexander, James Clark, Derek Lewis, Patrick McNulty and Cheairs Porter have each been promoted to managing director. Joe Conner, Brian Lucas, Francois Morin, Chris Rogers and Geoff Smith have each been promoted to director. Jershon Jones, John Klim and Luke Semple have each been promoted to vice president. The promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm's offices and industry groups.

June 14, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Packers Sanitation Services, Inc. (PSSI), a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners (Blue Point), to Harvest Partners. The transaction closed on June 13, 2011. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to PSSI. The transaction was led by John Neuner in the firm's Richmond office as well as Glenn Gurtcheff, Tim Alexander, Ryan Budlong, Brant Cash and Lukas Hansen in the firm's Minneapolis office.

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