Harris Williams Advises Myers Emergency Power Systems on its Sale to Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.

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.

“Myers EPS is a market leader providing differentiated technologies to highly attractive end markets. The management team has done a fantastic job driving product innovations that are shaping the future of their market,” said Eric Logue, a managing director at Harris Williams. “We are thrilled to have found Myers EPS a great partner in Kohlberg to continue executing on management’s vision.”

“It has been a privilege representing both Graham Partners and Myers EPS’ management team on this transaction, and we are excited to have delivered an extraordinary outcome for the company and its shareholders,” said Giles Tucker, a managing director at Harris Williams. “There continues to be significant interest in highly engineered, mission-critical industrial technology companies, and Myers EPS represents another marquee transaction for Harris Williams in the industrial technology sector.”

Myers EPS is a leading provider of highly engineered emergency backup power technologies serving a wide variety of growing and resilient industry segments, including data centers, warehouse and distribution centers, healthcare, education, and others. The company is a technology leader focused on developing innovative offerings that meet and surpass ever-changing industry demands and requirements, including smart IoT and sustainable offerings, delivering unparalleled ROI for customers. Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Myers EPS employs over 160 employees across their Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and San Leandro, California facilities.

Graham Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies that are spurring innovation in advanced manufacturing, resulting in product substitutions, raw materials conversions and disruptions to traditional end markets. Graham Partners targets companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million and will invest in smaller companies to the extent they complement one or more of its other holdings. Since the firm's founding in 1988 by Steven Graham, Graham Partners has closed over 130 acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and divestitures. The committed capital raised since inception through the Graham Partners funds, together with Graham-led co-investments, totals approximately $3.4 billion, which differs from regulatory assets under management. Investors include university endowments, charitable foundations, financial institutions and private investors. Based in suburban Philadelphia, the firm has access to extensive operating resources and industrial expertise and is a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independent operating businesses, investment firms and philanthropic entities, which all share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald Graham.

Kohlberg is a leading private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, New York. Since its inception in 1987, Kohlberg has organized nine private equity funds, through which it has raised over $10 billion of committed equity capital. Over its 34-year history, Kohlberg has completed 85 platform investments and over 200 add-on acquisitions, with an aggregate transaction value of nearly $30 billion.

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).

The Harris Williams Industrials Group has experience across a variety of sectors, including advanced manufacturing; building products; chemicals and specialty materials; industrial technology; and packaging. For more information on the firm’s Industrials Group and other recent transactions, visit the Industrials Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.

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