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Ninety Five Percent of Business Leaders are Interested in M&A and are Optimistic on the Prospects for Their Businesses
October 9, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, releases proprietary M&A research conducted as part of an exclusive partnership with Inc., the only major media brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies. This is the third year Harris Williams & Co. and Inc. have partnered to conduct research among business leaders. The study, fielded by Inc. and Harris Williams & Co., surveyed more than 400 CEOs and senior business leaders of privately held, high growth companies, including those that have been recognized on the Inc. 5000 lists.

Mergers & Acquisitions
October 2, 2017

Giles Tucker, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co., discusses the lower-middle market and why it has become a more competitive space. 

October 3, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that the firm advised Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. (Wolverine Worldwide; NYSE: WWW) on the sale of assets related to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract business to Original Footwear, including Wolverine Worldwide’s Big Rapids, Michigan factory, which is one of the largest producers of footwear to the U.S. military. Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded footwear and apparel and the sale of these assets is part of the company’s ongoing strategic transformation initiative. This is the fourth transaction on which Harris Williams & Co. has served as the exclusive advisor to Wolverine Worldwide. The transaction was led by Corey Benjamin, John Neuner and Brent Spiller of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group and Nick Owens and Juliann Rienecker of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

October 3, 2017

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of PlayCore Holdings, Inc. (PlayCore) to Court Square Capital Partners (Court Square). PlayCore, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners (Sentinel), is a manufacturer and distributor of custom commercial playground systems, park and recreation site amenities and performance and specialty recreation products. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore of the firm’s Richmond office and John Arendale, Giles Tucker, John Lautemann, Brandt Carr and Jeff Mullen of the firm’s Industrials Group.

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