Harris Williams Advises PowerTeam Services, LLC on its Pending Sale to Clayton Dubilier & Rice

August 23, 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 PowerTeam Services, LLC (PowerTeam), a portfolio company of Kelso & Company (Kelso), on its pending sale to Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). PowerTeam is a leading provider of maintenance and construction services to the U.S. utility industries. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White, Ian Thomas, Neha Shah and Will Forston of Harris Williams’ Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

“Through superior execution, investment in scalable infrastructure and focus on recurring maintenance services, PowerTeam has built a remarkable platform in the utility services sector,” said Drew Spitzer, a managing director at Harris Williams. “With attractive tailwinds in utility end markets, the company is poised to benefit from long-term investment in both gas and electric infrastructure.”

“The pending sale of PowerTeam represents the third outsourced utility services transaction in 2018 for Harris Williams’ EPI group, underscoring our expertise and commitment to the sector,” added Matt White, a managing director at Harris Williams. “We are proud to represent PowerTeam and Kelso in this transaction, and we look forward to following the company’s future success.” 

PowerTeam provides services to maintain, repair, upgrade and install natural gas and electric distribution and transmission systems. These services are critical to maintaining the safety, reliability and integrity of aging gas and electric infrastructure. The company’s customer base includes leading regulated utilities in the southeastern and midwestern United States, which it serves through a network of 42 locations in 21 states with approximately 4,200 employees. Approximately two-thirds of PowerTeam’s revenue is related to natural gas systems, and more than 70 percent of revenue is derived from distribution infrastructure.

Harris Williams (www.harriswilliams.com), a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide.  The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Harris Williams provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Harris Williams’ EPI Group has experience across a broad range of sectors, including industrial and infrastructure services, oil and gas equipment and services, energy efficiency and clean tech, power products and technology, engineering and construction and environmental services. For more information on the firm’s energy, power and infrastructure experience, please visit the EPI Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.

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