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.

May 16, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces the sale of RANDYS Worldwide Automotive (RANDYS), a portfolio company of Linsalata Capital Partners, to Tailwind Capital (Tailwind). RANDYS is a leading supplier of highly engineered drivetrain products to the automotive aftermarket. The transaction, led by Joe Conner, Jeff Kidd, Jonathan Meredith and Elliott Yousefian of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Giles Tucker of the firm’s Industrials Group, extends the firm’s track record in the automotive aftermarket.

May 16, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising AccentCare, Inc. (AccentCare), a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill), on its pending sale to Advent International (Advent). Headquartered in Dallas, AccentCare is a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare. The transaction, led by James Clark, Turner Bredrup, Whit Knier, Nick Owens, Nathan Robertson and Cameron Thomas of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group, extends the firm’s track record in the home health sector.

May 16, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc. (GlobalTranz), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, L.P. (TJC), on its sale to funds advised by Providence Equity Partners L.L.C. and its affiliates (Providence). GlobalTranz is a leading technology and third-party logistics (3PL) solutions company providing award-winning Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, logistics service providers and carriers. The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeff Burkett, James O’Malley and Elliott Yousefian of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

May 15, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Veriforce, LLC (Veriforce), a portfolio company of Greenridge Investment Partners (Greenridge), on its sale to PEC Safety (PEC), a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo. Veriforce is a leading provider of fully-integrated, SaaS-based operator qualification (OQ); drug and alcohol; safety and insurance; and training solutions across the upstream, midstream, utility, manufacturing, chemical and construction end markets. The transaction was led by Mike Wilkins, Erik Szyndlar, Brian Titterington and Jay Petrie of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

May 13, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising iContracts, Inc. (iContracts), a portfolio company of Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), on its pending sale to RLDatix Ltd. (RLDatix), a portfolio company of TA Associates (TA) and Five Arrows Principal Investments (Five Arrows). iContracts provides a comprehensive suite of contract, policy and revenue management solutions to an expansive blue-chip customer base. The transaction, led by Sam Hendler, Tyler Dewing, Dan Linsalata and Rebecca Evans of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, extends the firm’s track record in the healthcare technology sector. SGE and the iContracts management team will continue to be shareholders in the combined company.

May 7, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Hopebridge, LLC (Hopebridge), a portfolio company of Baird Capital, on its sale to Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal). Hopebridge is a leading provider of pediatric autism treatment services. The transaction was led by Whit Knier, James Clark, Taylor Will and Zach Prohaska of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

May 1, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising Imperial Dade on its pending 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 is being led by Bob Baltimore and Graham Gillam of Harris Williams’ Specialty Distribution Group and Anthony Basmajian of the firm’s Richmond office.