June 20, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Practice Insight, LLC (Practice Insight), a portfolio company of Eli Global,  on its sale to eSolutions Inc. (eSolutions), a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. Practice Insight is a leading provider of integrated electronic data interchange (EDI) and revenue cycle management (RCM) workflow solutions for healthcare providers. The transaction was led by Sam Hendler, Dan Linsalata and Mike Quealy of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

June 17, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Ovation Fertility (Ovation), a portfolio company of WindRose Health Investors, LLC (WindRose), on its recapitalization by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Ovation is one of the fastest growing and highest quality fertility platforms in the U.S., owning and operating 11 market leading fertility and genetics laboratories that serve physicians across 11 states. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon, James Clark, Nick Owens, Andrew Hoft and Stephen Crawford of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

June 12, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Imperial Dade on its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity, LP (Bain Capital). Imperial Dade, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), is one of the largest pure-play distributors of foodservice disposables and janitorial sanitation products in the U.S. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and Graham Gillam of Harris Williams’ Specialty Distribution Group and Anthony Basmajian of the firm’s Richmond office.  

June 11, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Impact Fitness, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Double Impact, on an investment by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Headquartered in Brighton, Michigan, Impact Fitness is one of the highest performing franchisees within the Planet Fitness system, built on the foundation of providing high-quality, affordable access to health clubs for underserved communities. The transaction was led by Ryan Budlong, Zach England and Brandon Geyer of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

June 10, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation (Cardinal), a portfolio company of funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (Centerbridge), on its sale to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.). Cardinal is a leading, nationwide third-party logistics provider. The transaction was led by Frank Mountcastle, Jason Bass, Jeff Kidd, Jon Meredith and Nick Petrick of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

May 31, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised 3D Corporate Solutions and AGR Partners (AGR), a minority investor in 3D Corporate Solutions, on the sale of the company’s Land Animal Protein division (3D) to Olympus Partners (Olympus). 3D is a leading manufacturer of premium and specialty protein ingredients used to make premium pet food. The transaction was led by Ryan Budlong, Ryan Freeman, Brant Wilczek and Ryan Ghazaeri of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

May 30, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised FRONTSTEPS, a portfolio company of CIP Capital, on its strategic investment in Caliber Software (Caliber). FRONTSTEPS is an industry leading SaaS platform serving single-family and condo high-rise associations with unified property management, resident portals, accounting, payments and security solutions. The transaction was led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar, Brian Titterington and Gunnar Shaw of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

May 30, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising Cority on its pending new growth investment with Thoma Bravo, LLC (Thoma Bravo) as majority investor. Previous majority investor Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) will continue to retain a significant stake in the business and will re-invest over half of its proceeds. Cority is an industry leading environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) software provider offering a unified, true SaaS platform for global, enterprise clients. The transaction, led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar, Brian Titterington and Gunnar Shaw of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, extends the firm’s track record in the software sector.

Mergers & Acquisitions
May 28, 2019

Managing Director Derek Lewis spoke to Mergers & Acquisitions about his outlook for the remainder of 2019, and noted that with a high volume of dry powder among private equity groups and cash on corporate balance sheets to be invested, the pressure to deploy capital should keep valuations near all-time highs.

May 24, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised LiveAuctioneers LLC (LiveAuctioneers), a portfolio company of Bessemer Venture Partners (Bessemer) and Jason Finger, on its controlling investment by Cove Hill Partners (Cove Hill). LiveAuctioneers is an online live-auction source for fine and decorative art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles. The transaction was led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar, Brian Titterington and Jay Petrie of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

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