Harris Williams Recognized with Six Industry Awards, Including Two Recognitions as Investment Bank of the Year

April 30, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, received six industry awards to date in 2019, including two recognitions as Investment Bank of the Year.

“Since its founding in 1991, Harris Williams has been devoted to execution excellence, fostering longstanding relationships, and acting as a thoughtful partner to clients. The firm’s unique approach ensures that our clients benefit from our collective expertise, acting as one firm to provide guidance that is specifically tailored to achieve the right results, the right way. These pillars are engrained in the firm, are at the core of our continued success, and are as critical to us now as they were when the firm was founded,” said Ned Valentine, executive managing director at Harris Williams. “We are passionately committed to serving our clients, and very proud to be recognized for the achievements across the firm.”

The firm was recently awarded:

  • M&A Mid-Market Award for Investment Bank of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Outstanding Private Equity Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year for advising Dwyer Group on its sale to Harvest Partners by The Deal
  • Cross-Border Deal of the Year for advising Dicom Transportation Group, L.P.’s (Dicom) Canadian Subsidiary (Dicom Canada) to General Logistics Systems B.V. by M&A Advisor
  • Cross-Border Deal of the Year for the sale of Dicom Canada by Global M&A Network
  • Industrials Deal of the Year for advising EP Minerals LLC on its sale to U.S. Silica Holding, Inc. by Global M&A Network

2018-award-header-4.pngThese awards come on the heels of a record year for the firm and amid a strong start to 2019. Harris Williams entered 2019 with a robust pipeline of engaged clients and a continued focus on industry expertise, global reach, and building for the future.

Industry Expertise and Global Reach: Harris Williams closed marquee transactions across each of its 10 Industry Groups in 2018. The firm’s expertise and relationships span the globe and the firm is experiencing strong momentum with strategic and financial buyers located across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Trusted Client Relationships: Harris Williams is committed to fostering long-lasting relationships and values the trust its clients have in the firm’s ability to deliver successful outcomes. As testament to that commitment, in 2018, the firm advised on the most transactions in its history, and aggregate sell-side transaction value increased by over 28 percent from the prior year.

Investing in the Future: Harris Williams is committed to investing in the future and growing its talent, having hired 97 full-time employees and welcomed the largest analyst and associate classes in its history in 2018. Harris Williams also continues to dedicate resources and programs to increase diversity at the firm. Harris Williams’ annual women’s leadership summit brings together undergraduate and MBA students in the firm’s Richmond headquarters. In 2018, the firm held the inaugural veterans summit, a unique opportunity for veterans to engage with Harris Williams professionals, and joined Consortium, the nation's largest diversity network that brings together students in top-tier MBA programs and corporate partners.

Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, advocates for sellers and buyers of companies worldwide through critical milestones and provides thoughtful advice during the lives of their businesses. By collaborating as one firm across Industry Groups and geographies, the firm helps its clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).

Harris Williams LLC is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is a private limited company incorporated under English law with its registered office at 5th Floor, 6 St. Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AE, UK, registered with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales (registration number 07078852). Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams & Co. Corporate Finance Advisors GmbH is registered in the commercial register of the local court of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under HRB 107540. The registered address is Bockenheimer Landstrasse 33-35, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (email address: hwgermany@harriswilliams.com). Geschäftsführer/Directors: Jeffery H. Perkins, Paul Poggi. (VAT No. awaited). Harris Williams is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC, Harris Williams & Co. Ltd and Harris Williams & Co. Corporate Finance Advisors GmbH conduct business.