August 18, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Myers Emergency Power Systems (Myers EPS), a portfolio company of Graham Partners, on its sale to Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg). Myers EPS is a leading provider of mission-critical, legally mandated emergency power and smart controls technologies. The transaction was led by Eric Logue, Giles Tucker and Chris Toussaint of the Harris Williams Industrials Group and Michael Tuohey of the firm’s Richmond office.

August 17, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine) Fertility (CCRM Fertility), a portfolio company of TA Associates (TA), on its partnership with Unified Women's Healthcare (Unified), backed by Altas Partners (Altas) and funds managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES; Ares). CCRM Fertility is one of the nation’s leaders in fertility care and research. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon, Nick Owens and Andrew Hoft of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

August 16, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised RQM+, a portfolio company of DFW Capital Partners (DFW) and Chartwell Investments Entrepreneur & Founder Capital (Chief Capital), on its sale to Linden Capital Partners (Linden). RQM+ provides regulatory and quality consulting and engineering for medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and combination products. The transaction was led by Paul Hepper, Nick Owens and Nathan Robertson of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

August 12, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Collision Works of Oklahoma, LLC (Collision Works), a full service collision repair company, on its sale to The Boyd Group Inc. (Boyd Group), a Canadian-based company that operates under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass in the U.S. The transaction was led by Joe Conner, Elliott Yousefian, Michael Meyer and Sam Funkhouser of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

August 11, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Sparus Holdings, Inc. (Sparus), a portfolio company of Source Capital, LLC (Source Capital), on its sale to Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont). Sparus and its subsidiaries, Southern Cross and The Spear Group, deliver critical outsourced services to North America’s leading utilities. The transaction was led by Luke Semple, Matt White and Phil Hart of the Harris Williams Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

August 6, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Social Solutions Global (Social Solutions), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners (Vista), on its pending sale to Apax Partners LLP (Apax). Social Solutions is a leading cloud software provider for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations. The pending sale of Social Solutions is part of a three-company merger alongside CyberGrants and EveryAction, creating a diversified social impact software platform serving nonprofits, public sector agencies and corporations. The transaction is being led by the Harris Williams Technology Group.

July 27, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Worldwide Express, LLC (Worldwide Express), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont), on its sale to CVC Capital Partners (CVC). Worldwide Express is a leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services. CVC will merge Worldwide Express with GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC (GlobalTranz), another leading non-asset based provider of 3PL solutions. The combination is sponsored by a consortium led by CVC and GlobalTranz’s current lead investors, Providence Equity Partners (Providence) and PSG. Ridgemont, Worldwide Express management and GlobalTranz management will also retain significant stakes in the combined entity. The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeff Burkett, Jeff Kidd, Nick Petrick and Justin Icardo of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

July 22, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Pamplona Capital Management (Pamplona) on its pending sale of BakeMark USA, LLC (BakeMark) to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake). BakeMark is a category leader in the baking industry, with quality products, quick delivery and strong R&D capabilities. The transaction is being led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash, Andy Warczak and David Stead of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

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July 20, 2021

Managing Director Joe Conner spoke with National Oil and Lube News on the preparation required to grow quick lube operators. Read on for M&A and franchising insights.

July 19, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising ATI Industrial Automation (ATI) on its pending sale to Novanta Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVT; Novanta). Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, ATI is a leading global developer and manufacturer of robot end-effector products. The transaction is being led by John Arendale, Jeff Perkins, Brandt Carr, Jenson Dunn and Caroline Inglesby of the Harris Williams Industrials Group.