Harris Williams Advises Crete Mechanical Group on its Partnership with Ridgemont Equity Partners
Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Crete Mechanical Group (CMG), a leading provider of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and building automation services to commercial, industrial, multi-family, government, healthcare, education, and other end markets, on its partnership with Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont). Alongside the founders and management team of CMG, Ridgemont has provided significant growth capital to enable the continued build-out of a leading network of mechanical services providers across North America. The transaction was led by Brian Lucas, Bill Greven and Sam Funkhouser of the Harris Williams Business Services Group and Luke Semple of the firm’s Energy, Power & Infrastructure Group.
“This transaction strengthens the firm’s experience in the commercial services sector and reaffirms continued investor interest in platforms that provide mission-critical outsourced services,” said Brian Lucas, a managing director at Harris Williams. “Ridgemont will be a tremendous partner for CMG, and we are excited to see the accelerated organic and inorganic growth that the company will achieve through the partnership.”
“CMG delivers best-in-class HVAC and mechanical services expertise to a diverse customer base,” said Luke Semple, a managing director at Harris Williams. “We look forward to seeing founders Jake Sloane and Frank Zhang continue to deliver on their strategic vision and grow the company’s national platform alongside Ridgemont.”
CMG is a leading provider of commercial HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and building automation services to industrial, multi-family, government, healthcare, education, and other end markets. CMG provides a range of corporate, financial and accounting, human resources (including technician recruiting and retention), procurement, sales, best practice sharing, and general operational support resources to its national network of regional partners, while still maintaining a degree of local autonomy that promotes cultural continuity and customer responsiveness. CMG is actively seeking new relationships with owner-operators to grow the combined platform across North America.
Ridgemont is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $6 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million and utilizes a proven, industry-focused investment approach and repeatable value creation strategies.
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