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.

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April 29, 2019

Managing Director John Neuner discusses the state of M&A coming out of Q1 2019. With M&A activity picking up after a slow start to Q1, Neuner notes robust multiples and cautious optimism in the market.

April 23, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Flow Control Enterprises, Inc. (ONICON), a portfolio company of Harbour Group Industries, Inc. (Harbour Group), on its sale to TASI Holdings Inc. (TASI), a portfolio company of the Berwind Group. ONICON is a leading global provider of precision flow, level and specialty measurement solutions to an array of diverse end markets and niche applications. The transaction, led by John Arendale, Giles Tucker, Jeff Perkins, Eric Logue, Jenson Dunn and Chris Toussaint of Harris Williams’ Industrials Group, extends the firm’s experience in the industrial technology sector.

April 18, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CPS), a portfolio company of a private equity fund co-advised by NexPhase Capital, LP (NexPhase) and Moelis Capital Partners LLC (MCP), on its sale to Frazier Healthcare Partners (Frazier). CPS is a market leading provider of enterprise pharmacy solutions including pharmacy management, telepharmacy and ambulatory/specialty pharmacy. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon, Cheairs Porter, Turner Bredrup,  Paul Hepper and Tyler Bradshaw of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

April 10, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Pure Power Technologies, Inc. (Pure Power), a portfolio company of Kensington Capital Partners, LLC (Kensington) and investors advised by The Smithfield Group Limited (Smithfield), on its sale to Stanadyne LLC (Stanadyne), a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, LLC (Kohlberg). Pure Power is a market leader in the engineering and remanufacturing of air and fuel management components for the automotive aftermarket. The transaction was led by Joe Conner, Frank Mountcastle, Jershon Jones, James O’Malley and Trey Balson of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Brian Jones of the firm’s Richmond office.

April 8, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc. (GlobalTranz), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, L.P. (TJC), on its pending 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 is being led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeff Burkett, James O’Malley and Elliott Yousefian of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

April 2, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised VanLaw Food Products, Inc. (VanLaw), a portfolio company of Encore Consumer Capital (Encore), on its sale to Stir Foods, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (Wind Point). VanLaw is a leading private label and contract manufacturing partner in the sauce, dressing and condiment categories. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash, Andy Warczak and Richard Furseth of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

March 28, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised PayIt on its strategic investment from Insight Partners (Insight). PayIt, a portfolio company of Advantage Capital and Weatherford Capital, is a leading provider of integrated government software and payments solutions. The transaction was led by Tyler Dewing, Mike Wilkins, Priyanka Naithani and Mike Quealy of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.  

March 27, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announced today that it advised Servpro Industries, Inc. (SERVPRO), a leading franchisor of residential and commercial property damage restoration services, on its recapitalization by private equity funds managed by The Blackstone Group LP (Blackstone). Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in SERVPRO as part of Blackstone’s Core Private Equity strategy, which is designed to hold investments for longer periods of time than traditional private equity. The Isaacson family will be re-investing alongside Blackstone and will continue to be significant shareholders in the business going forward. The transaction, led by John Neuner, Brent Spiller, Zach Ledwith and Trey Shehan of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group, extends the firm’s track record in the franchising sector.

March 20, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised LEARN Behavioral (LEARN), a portfolio company of LLR Partners (LLR), on its sale to Gryphon Investors (Gryphon). LEARN is a leading provider of autism treatment therapy services delivered in diverse settings including homes, centers and schools to accommodate each child’s unique clinical needs and family dynamics. The transaction was led by Whit Knier, James Clark, Tyler Bradshaw, Nathan Robertson and Cameron Thomas of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.