December 13, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, LP (Touchstone), a portfolio company of Striker Partners (Striker), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL). The transaction is being executed by Harris Williams & Co. and led by Jeff Bistrong, Derek Swaim, Sam Hendler, and Priyanka Naithani from the firm's Technology, Telecom & Digital Media (TTDM) Group in Boston.

December 9, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces the pending 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 is expected to close by the end of this year. 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 7, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC's (Diamond Castle) investment in Professional Directional Enterprises, Inc. (Pro-D), a former portfolio company of Harren Equity Partners (Harren). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Professional Directional. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer, Tiff Armstrong, Brian Lucas and Chris Burnham from the firm's Energy & Power Group.

December 6, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Hawk Corporation (Hawk; NYSE Amex: HWK), a leading worldwide supplier of off-highway friction products for brakes, clutches and transmissions, has been acquired by Carlisle Companies, Inc. (Carlisle; NYSE: CSL) for $50.00 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing an equity value of approximately $413 million. Hawk was advised by a Harris Williams & Co. team led by Hiter Harris and Patrick McNulty from the firm's Richmond office and Bill Roman, Jay Hernandez and Matt Volinsky from the firm's Boston office.

AQC Magazine
December 1, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is named ACQ Magazine's "Investment Bank of the Year" and "M&A Advisory of the Year."

November 22, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Hardware Resources, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company (Riverside), has been acquired by Harbour Group. The transaction closed on November 16, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hardware Resources. The transaction was led by Mike Hogan, Patrick McNulty and Chris Burnham from the firm's Richmond office.

November 22, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Insteel Wire Products Company (Insteel), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Insteel Industries, Inc. (Insteel; NasdaqGS: IIIN), has purchased certain of the assets of Ivy Steel & Wire, Inc. (Ivy). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Insteel. The transaction was led by John Neuner, Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard and Matt McLain from the firm's Richmond office.

Bloomberg
October 22, 2010

Hiter Harris, managing director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co., discusses the rebound in middle market mergers and acquisitions in 2010.

October 12, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces the sale of DayMen Photo Marketing LP (DayMen), a portfolio company of TorQuest Partners, Inc. (TorQuest), to Brockway Moran & Partners. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to DayMen.

October 7, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Franklin Energy Services, LLC (Franklin), a portfolio company of Brass Ring Capital (Brass Ring), to Cortec Group (Cortec). The transaction closed on October 7, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Franklin Energy. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer and Matt White from Harris Williams & Co.'s Energy & Power (E&P) Group along with Glenn Gurtcheff, head of the firm's Minneapolis office.