Harris Williams Advises 3D Corporate Solutions on the Sale of its Land Animal Protein Division to Olympus Partners

May 31, 2019

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised 3D Corporate Solutions and AGR Partners (AGR), a minority investor in 3D Corporate Solutions, on the sale of the company’s Land Animal Protein division (3D) to Olympus Partners (Olympus). 3D is a leading manufacturer of premium and specialty protein ingredients used to make premium pet food. The transaction was led by Ryan Budlong, Ryan Freeman, Brant Wilczek and Ryan Ghazaeri of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

“We are proud to have represented 3D, a true leader in the pet food ingredients sector, on this transaction,” said Ryan Budlong, a managing director at Harris Williams. “The company’s truly differentiated platform and customer-centric model have established it as the supplier of choice for the pet food industry. This transaction represents our firm’s sixth successful deal in the pet sector since 2016.”

“3D has built an industry-leading platform, and we look forward to watching the company’s continued success in its new chapter with Olympus,” added Ryan Freeman, a director at Harris Williams. “We believe the partnership will allow the company to capitalize on numerous exciting growth opportunities.”

3D provides essential protein ingredients and fats to trusted pet food brands and manufacturers. A solutions-oriented provider, the company develops, processes, distributes, markets and sells its ingredients based on each clients’ unique needs. In addition to conventional pet food ingredients, 3D offers customized ingredient solutions, including methods such as registering an existing ingredient for a new application or combining diverse ingredients in a premixed formulation.

AGR is an investment firm dedicated to backing strong food companies and agribusiness teams through long-term investments of non-controlling equity or subordinated debt to facilitate late-stage growth, strategic acquisitions, full buyouts and ownership transitions. The firm is based in Davis, California.

Founded in 1988, Olympus is a private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. Olympus is an active, long-term investor across a broad range of industries including business services, consumer products, healthcare services, financial services, industrial services and manufacturing.

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’ Consumer Group has completed more than 60 transactions in recent years across a variety of verticals, including branded consumer products; consumer services; food, beverage and agribusiness; and restaurant and retail.  For more information on Harris Williams’ Consumer Group and other recent transactions, visit the Consumer Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.

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