October 21, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising Capstone Logistics, LLC (Capstone), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company (TJC), on its pending sale to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.). Capstone is a leading provider of outsourced supply chain solutions at nationwide distribution centers catering primarily to the grocery, food service and retail industries. The transaction is being led by Frank Mountcastle, Jason Bass, Jeff Kidd, Jonathan Meredith and Justin Icardo of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

October 13, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Indulge Desserts Intermediate Holdings, LLC (Indulge Desserts), a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC (AUA Private Equity), on its sale to Emmi Group (Emmi). Indulge Desserts is a manufacturer of premium gourmet desserts, offering a full line of American and international, all-natural products to the foodservice and retail markets across the U.S. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash and Brant Wilczek of the Harris Williams Consumer Group and Andreas Poth of the firm's Frankfurt office.

October 1, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces Universal Corporation’s (NYSE: UVV; Universal) acquisition of Silva International (Silva). Universal sources, processes and supplies agri-products and is the leading global leaf tobacco supplier. The transaction, led by Tim Alexander and Andy Warczak of the Harris Williams Consumer Group, builds on the firm’s experience in the food ingredients sector.

September 23, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising BOA Technology Inc. (BOA) on its pending sale to Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI), for a purchase price of $454 million (excluding working capital and certain other adjustments upon closing). BOA is the creator of the award-winning BOA® Fit System, delivering superior fit and performance in the outdoor, athletic, workwear and medical bracing markets worldwide. The transaction is being led by Ryan Budlong, Corey Benjamin, Christopher Neils and Jun Ye of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

September 8, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV; Universal) on its pending acquisition of Silva International (Silva). Universal sources, processes and supplies agri-products and is the leading global leaf tobacco supplier. The transaction is being led by Tim Alexander, Andy Warczak and Ryan Ghazaeri of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

Nutrition Investor
August 27, 2020

Investors of all types are paying attention to food and beverage. Will Bain discusses trends shaping the sector’s M&A landscape with Nutrition Investor.

Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
August 25, 2020

How is the food and beverage M&A landscape changing? Ryan Freeman discusses the state of the market with Chicago Food & Beverage Network.

August 18, 2020

Harris Williams recently advised Veriforce, a leader in integrated supply chain risk management software and solutions, on its acquisition of ComplyWorks, a premier provider of web-based solutions that cover the entire compliance lifecycle from contractor management to workforce management, worksite management and payment.

July 1, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised H.I.G. Capital’s investment affiliate, H.I.G. Advantage (H.I.G.), on its acquisition of Supply Source Enterprises, Inc. (SSE) from Genuine Parts Company (GPC). SSE is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label personal protective equipment and janitorial, safety, hygiene and sanitation products. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and Graham Gillam of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group.

July 1, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) on its transaction with PRISM Vision Group (PRISM), a portfolio company of Quad-C. RGW is a leading provider of retinal and macular care in the greater Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region and, as part of the PRISM network, will be the platform practice for building a vertically integrated eye care network in the region. The transaction was led by Andy Dixon, Paul Hepper and Brian Jones of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Beau Pierce of the firm’s Richmond office.