Harris Williams & Co. Advises Veritext Corporation on its Sale to Pamplona Capital Management, LLC

February 1, 2016

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Veritext Corporation (Veritext), a provider of deposition and litigation support services, to Pamplona Capital Management, LLC (Pamplona). Harris Williams & Co. served as the financial advisor to Veritext, a portfolio company of Investcorp International, Inc. (Investcorp). The transaction was led by Derek Lewis, John Arendale, John Klim, Mike Williams and Wayne Harrington of Harris Williams & Co.’s Richmond office.

“It has been a pleasure working with CEO Nancy Josephs and CFO Rich Antoneck, as well as the rest of the company’s management team,” said Derek Lewis, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co. “We expect that Veritext, with the support of its new partner, will continue its strong track record of market leadership.”

“Veritext’s management team and Investcorp have done a phenomenal job of building the company into the clear leader in the deposition services industry through both organic and acquisition-based initiatives,” said John Arendale, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co. “Veritext is a great platform that continues to evolve and set the standard for innovation in the industry.”

Veritext was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing superior services to the legal industry. With nearly two decades of continued industry excellence, Veritext is the established leader in providing technology-driven deposition and litigation support services to law firms and corporations around the globe. 

Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products and is publicly traded on the Bahrain Bourse (INVCORP).  The Investcorp Group has offices in New York, Bahrain, London, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Doha.  Investcorp has three business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S and global hedge funds.  As at June 30, 2015, the Investcorp Group had $10.6 billion in total assets under management.

Pamplona is a New York and London-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds and single manager hedge fund investments. Pamplona manages over $10 billion in assets across a number of funds for a variety of clients including public pension funds, international wealth managers, multinational corporations, family offices and funds of hedge funds. Pamplona is currently investing its fourth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P., which was raised in 2014. Pamplona invests long-term capital across the capital structure of its portfolio companies in both public and private market situations.

Harris Williams & Co. (www.harriswilliams.com), a member 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 & Co. provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams & Co. is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.