April 20, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces the sale of Corsearch, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), to Astorg. Corsearch's innovative brand risk and performance solutions provide an end-to-end brand establishment and brand protection offering to corporations and law firms around the world. The transaction, led by Thierry Monjauze, Julien Oussadon, Mathew Tsui and Luke Clifford of the Harris Williams Technology Group and Derek Lewis, Bryce Walker and John Chase of the firm’s Business Services Group, extends the firm’s track record in the legal software and services sector.

April 9, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised DSI Logistics, a portfolio company of Headhaul Capital Partners LLC (Headhaul Capital) and Argosy Private Equity (Argosy), on its sale to Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a portfolio company of ATL Partners (ATL) and British Columbia Investment Corporation (BCI). DSI Logistics is a premier provider of final-mile delivery services. The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeffrey Kidd, Jonathan Meredith and Brett Bordlee of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

April 7, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised AIT Worldwide Logistics (AIT), a portfolio company of Quad-C Management (Quad-C), on its sale to The Jordan Company (TJC) in a recapitalization valued at over $1.2 billion. AIT President and CEO Vaughn Moore and his senior team will continue to lead the business and will remain significant investors in AIT. AIT is a leading non-asset-based global freight forwarder. The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Jeff Burkett, Frank Mountcastle, Jonathan Meredith, Trey Balson and Brett Bordlee of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

April 2, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Kantar Health, a division of Kantar and portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity, on its sale to Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN; Cerner), a global healthcare technology company, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment. Kantar Health is a leading global healthcare data, analytics and research provider. The transaction was led by Paul Hepper, Geoffrey Smith, Stephan Doering, Nathan Robertson, Christopher Duerolf and Brian Jones of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Dan Linsalata of the firm’s Technology Group.

March 30, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Opus 2, a portfolio company of Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI), on its pending acquisition by Astorg Partners (Astorg). Opus 2 is a leading provider of integrated software and services for the global legal disputes market. The transaction is being led by Thierry Monjauze, Julien Oussadon and Mathew Tsui of the Harris Williams Technology Group and John Levy of the firm’s London office.

March 23, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Learn on Demand Systems on its investment from Shamrock Capital (Shamrock). The transaction was led by Derek Lewis and Bryce Walker of the Harris Williams Business Services Group and Andy Leed of the firm’s Technology Group.

March 18, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Rohrer Corporation (Rohrer), a portfolio company of ShoreView Industries (ShoreView), on its sale to Wellspring Capital Management (Wellspring). Rohrer is a leading manufacturer of high-visibility consumer packaging solutions in North America. The transaction was led by Patrick McNulty, Brad Morrison, Jenson Dunn, Chuck Walter, Caroline Inglesby and Neal Quirk of the Harris Williams Industrials Group.

March 16, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised American Veterinary Group (AVG), a portfolio company of Latticework Capital Management (Latticework) and Trive Capital (Trive), on its sale to Oak Hill Capital (Oak Hill). AVG is an acquirer and operator of general practice and urgent care animal hospitals in the Southeastern United States. The transaction was led by Whit Knier and Geoff Smith of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group, Corey Benjamin and William McBride of the firm’s Consumer Group, and Jason Kurian of the firm’s Richmond office.

March 4, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised TricorBraun, a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA), on its sale to funds managed by Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group (Ares Management) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’). As part of the transaction, AEA will continue to hold a minority stake in the company alongside Ares Management, Ontario Teachers’ and the TricorBraun management team. TricorBraun is North America’s largest primary packaging distributor and one of the largest providers of packaging in the world. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore, Graham Gillam and Bill Greven of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group and Brandt Carr and Dan Savage of the firm’s Industrials Group.

March 4, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised GSL Solutions, Inc. (GSL) on its sale to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon, Taylor WillMichael Mahoney and Naazneen Essabhoy of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

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