Mergers & Acquisitions Journal
January 1, 2011

Managing Director Mike Hogan discusses the increase in the number of middle market M&A deals in the building products sector.

December 30, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that the equity interest in York Risk Services Group, Inc. (York), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), has been acquired by ABRY Partners (ABRY). The transaction closed on December 28, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the financial advisor to York. The transaction was led by Ned Valentine, Derek Lewis, Brent Spiller, Jershon Jones and Corey Benjamin from the firm's Richmond office.

December 23, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of The Dwyer Group Holding Company (Dwyer), a portfolio company of The Riverside Company (Riverside), to TZP Group LLC (TZP) in a transaction valued at approximately $150 million. The transaction closed on December 23, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Dwyer. The transaction was led by Ned Valentine, Bob Baltimore, Patrick McNulty and Lanre Osinusi from the firm's Richmond office.

December 23, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc. (Guardian), a portfolio company of Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe (FFL), to strategic buyer AccentCare Inc. (AccentCare), a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill Capital). The transaction closed on December 22, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. was an advisor to Guardian. The transaction was executed by Turner Bredrup, James Clark, Geoff Smith and Dusty Lieb from the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Group.

December 22, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that InSite One, Inc. (InSite One), a portfolio company of Allegra Partners (Allegra) and Primus Capital Funds (Primus), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by strategic buyer Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL). Harris Williams & Co. is acting as the exclusive advisor to InSite One. The transaction is being executed by Jeff Bistrong, Derek Swaim, Sam Hendler, and Eric Kim from the firm's Technology, Telecom & Digital Media (TTDM) Group in Boston.

December 22, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of Transtar Holding Company (Transtar), a portfolio company of Linsalata Capital Partners (Linsalata), to Friedman Fleischer & Lowe (FFL). The transaction closed on December 21, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Transtar. The transaction was led by John Neuner, Ned Valentine, Joe Conner and Lanre Osinusi from the firm's Richmond office.

December 22, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Roberts & Schaefer Company (Roberts & Schaefer), a subsidiary of Elgin National Industries (ENI), to KBR, Inc. (KBR; NYSE: KBR). Roberts & Schaefer will be integrated into KBR's Infrastructure, Government and Power Business Group. The transaction closed on December 21, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as an advisor to Roberts & Schaefer. The transaction was led by Tiff Armstrong, Brian Lucas, Drew Spitzer and Doug Kinard from the firm's Richmond office.

December 21, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce that BI Incorporated (BI), a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA), has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with The GEO Group (GEO; NYSE:GEO). The transaction, valued at approximately $415 million, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. The transaction is being led by Chris Williams from the firm's Richmond office as well as Jim Reinhart, Vince Carey, and Matt Conaty from the firm's San Francisco office.

December 20, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the recapitalization of Whitcraft LLC by Linsalata Capital Partners (Linsalata), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, in partnership with the company's founding shareholders and management. Whitcraft's current management team, led by CEO Colin Cooper and President & COO Jeffrey Paul, will continue to lead the company's operations. The transaction closed on December 16, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Whitcraft.

December 15, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Rewards Network Inc. (Rewards Network; NASDAQ: DINE), a leading marketing services company to the independent restaurant industry, to EGI Acquisition, L.L.C. (EGI Acquisition), an affiliate of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. (EGI), a private investment firm, for $13.75 per share in an all-cash transaction. Ned Valentine, Doug Yablonski and John Klim from Harris Williams & Co.'s Richmond office led the transaction.