December 18, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) to Gryphon Investors (Gryphon). NTG is one of the largest and fastest-growing non-asset freight brokerages in the United States. Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont) was a minority investor in NTG. The transaction, led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeff Kidd, Jonathan Meredith and Justin Icardo of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group, extends the firm’s successful track record in the third party logistics sector.

December 13, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it is advising IQMS, Inc., (IQMS), a portfolio company of TCV and Banneker Partners (Banneker), on its pending acquisition by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including antitrust approval in the U.S. Legal representation for IQMS is being provided by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. IQMS is a leading provider of fully-integrated manufacturing software solutions that optimize engineering, manufacturing, and business processes. The transaction is being led by Tyler Dewing, Jeff Bistrong, Thierry Monjauze, Erik Szyndlar, Andy Leed and Mike Quealy of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

December 5, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s Consumer Group. McPhilliamy and McBride expand the Consumer Group’s expertise and will focus on the health and beauty sector.  

December 3, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces Vista Equity Partners (Vista) has signed a definitive agreement to complete a majority investment in Wrike, a leading SaaS-based collaborative work management platform. Harris Williams is serving as the exclusive advisor to Vista. The transaction is being led by Jeff Bistrong, Erik Szyndlar, Priyanka Naithani and Brian Titterington of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group

November 30, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it is advising Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (trade name CPower), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), on its pending sale to LS Power. CPower, a leader in demand response and distributed energy resources in North America, will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity under the LS Power umbrella of companies. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Luke Semple, Ian Thomas and Neha Shah of the Harris Williams’ Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group, Tyler Dewing of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group and Anuj Kapur of the firm’s Richmond office.

November 19, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Pearson Candy Company (Pearson’s), a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI L.P., on its sale to Spell Capital Partners (Spell Capital). Pearson’s is a historic, Minnesota-based company with a portfolio of iconic brands. The transaction was led by Glenn Gurtcheff, Ryan Freeman and Richard Furseth of the Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

November 13, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Numotion, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and LLR Partners (LLR), to funds sponsored by AEA Investors LP (AEA). Numotion is a premier provider of Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) and related mobility solutions. The transaction, led by Geoff Smith, Cheairs Porter, Paul Hepper, Tyler Bradshaw, Nathan Robertson and Bill Whitaker of Harris Williams’ Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group, extends the firm’s successful track record in the industry.

November 2, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Mammoth Holdings, LLC (Mammoth) on its recapitalization by Red Dog Equity LLC (Red Dog). Red Dog, through its partnership with Tom Pritzker’s family business interests (advised by The Pritzker Organization), purchased a controlling interest in Mammoth and provided the equity for the acquisitions of Birmingham-based Marc-1 Car Wash and Atlanta-based Wash Me Fast, LLC. Mammoth, an Atlanta-based conveyor car wash operator, has formed a 22-unit platform with these acquisitions. The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Jershon Jones and Trey Balson of Harris Williams.

November 1, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of OnCourse Learning (OnCourse), a portfolio company of CIP Capital (CIP), to Bertelsmann Education Group, a division of international media, services and education company Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA. OnCourse is a leading provider of talent management, e-learning, and governance, risk and compliance solutions for highly regulated industries. As part of the transaction, OnCourse’s professional education segment will become a new entity within Bertelsmann Education Group while OnCourse’s healthcare segment will merge with Relias, a healthcare-focused e-learning, assessment and performance metrics business within the Bertelsmann Education Group portfolio.  The transaction was led by Mike Wilkins, Sam Hendler, Andy Leed, John Mathias and Rebecca Evans of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.  

October 24, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it advised Trafficware, a portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners (KRG), on its sale to Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB, Cubic). Trafficware is a leading provider of intelligent traffic solutions (ITS) for the transportation industry. The transaction was led by John Arendale, Eric Logue, Jenson Dunn, and Chris Toussaint of Harris Williams’ Industrials Group and Jeff Bistrong and Andy Leed of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

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