January 7, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising TricorBraun, a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA), on its pending sale to funds managed by Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group (Ares) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’). TricorBraun is North America’s largest primary packaging distributor and one of the largest providers of packaging in the world. The transaction is being led by Bob Baltimore, Graham Gillam and Bill Greven of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group and Brandt Carr and Dan Savage of the firm’s Industrials Group.

January 5, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), on its sale to Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey). PIP is a leading global provider of high performance personal protective equipment (PPE) and industrial safety products. The advisory engagement was led by Tim Webb and Shinik Patel of the Harris Williams Industrials Group and Brian Lucas of the firm’s Business Services Group.   

January 5, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised LYNX Franchising, a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners (Incline), on its sale to MidOcean Partners (MidOcean). LYNX Franchising is a multi-brand franchise platform with a complementary collection of B2B essential services. The transaction was led by Brent Spiller, Beau Pierce and Trey Shehan of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

Mergers & Acquisitions
January 4, 2021

As COVID-19 fuels e-commerce, we expect deal activity to remain strong in the logistics sector. Access insights from Managing Director Frank Mountcastle in Mergers & Acquisitions.

January 4, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Jonathan Engineered Solutions (JES), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC (LLCP), on its sale to JLL Partners (JLL). JES designs and manufactures highly engineered enclosure solutions that support mission critical electronic equipment across defense, aerospace and industrial applications.

January 4, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Brady Industries (Brady), a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners (AMCP), on its sale to Individual FoodService (IFS), a portfolio company of Kelso & Company (Kelso). Brady is a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore, Graham Gillam, Pete Morgan and Maury Nolen of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group.  

January 4, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Knox Lane, a leading middle market investment firm focused on the consumer and services sectors, on its strategic investment in Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the U.S.  The transaction was led by Paul Hepper of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group and Dan Linsalata of the firm’s Technology Group.

Food Processing Magazine
December 29, 2020

Managing Director Tim Alexander spoke with Food Processing Magazine on the state of the food and beverage industry.

December 23, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Inmark Packaging (Inmark), a portfolio company of Quad-C Management (Quad-C), on its investment from funds affiliated with Kelso & Company (Kelso). Inmark is a leading distributor of life sciences and rigid container packaging. The transaction was led by Patrick McNulty, Brad MorrisonGraham Rives and Dan Pate of the Harris Williams Industrials Group

December 23, 2020

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised FitzMark, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics solutions company that provides industry-leading brokerage and logistics services to shippers and carriers, on its majority recapitalization by Calera Capital (Calera). The transaction was led by Jason Bass, Jeff Burkett and Richard Segal of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group and Chuck Walter of the firm’s Industrials Group