May 3, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Imperial Dade, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity, on its pending investment from Advent International (Advent) and funds managed by Bain Capital. Imperial Dade is the leading distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies and equipment in North America. The transaction is being led by Bob Baltimore, Graham Gillam, Rob Devlin, Phil Ashkenaz, Marlee Crossen and Lester Coleman of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group.

May 2, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Excel Fitness Holdings (Excel Fitness), a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont), on its sale to Olympus Partners (Olympus). Excel Fitness is one of the country’s largest Planet Fitness franchisees. The transaction was led by Ryan Budlong, Zach England and Grant Shin of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

April 12, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire), one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers and an emerging influence in the industrial electrical space, on its acquisition of Novinium, Inc. (Novinium), a cable rejuvenation solutions provider focused on electric utilities. The transaction was led by Drew Spitzer, Matt White and Thomas Saunders of the Harris Williams Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

April 8, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Forest Holidays, a leading owner and operator of environmentally sensitive cabins in the U.K., on its pending sale to Sykes Holiday Cottages (Sykes), a portfolio company of Vitruvian Partners (Vitruvian). Forest Holidays is owned by an institutional investor group, which is led by Phoenix Equity Partners (Phoenix) and includes LDC. The transaction is being led by Ed Arkus, Will Bain, Krishna Patel, Michael Osborne and Andreas Illmer of the Harris Williams Consumer Group, and extends the firm’s track record in the travel sector.

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April 7, 2022

Chris Rogers, Managing Director in our Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group, appeared on the Full Disclosure podcast to discuss the evolution of the defense sector over the past decades. Topics discussed include:

  • How technological innovations have led to an array of advanced military capabilities
  • Where new and emerging companies in the sector are focusing
  • Where investors are focusing in the defense space
April 4, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Kane Logistics (Kane), a portfolio company of Harkness Capital Partners (Harkness), on its sale to ID Logistics. Kane is a value-added warehouse and distribution services provider whose solutions include contract packaging and assembly, fulfillment, and dedicated transportation. The transaction was led by Frank Mountcastle and Jonathan Meredith of the Harris Williams Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.  

April 4, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces the sale of Maillis Plastics Solutions (MPS), an independent subsidiary of Maillis Group owned by H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), to Teufelberger and Sigma Plastics Group (Sigma). MPS is a leading European stretch film and strapping manufacturer with a compelling value proposition and a clear commitment to product safety and sustainability. The transaction, led by Jeff Perkins, Florian Ripperger, Robert Engelhardt and Sebastian Ruff of the Harris Williams Industrials Group, extends the firm’s track record in the packaging sector.

March 21, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Veson Nautical (Veson), a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital (Pamlico), on its pending significant growth investment from Francisco Partners. Existing investors Pamlico and co-founder John Veson remain significant shareholders. Veson is a global market leader in commercial maritime software and data. The transaction is being led by Andy Leed, Thierry Monjauze, Erik Szyndlar, Ryan Costa, and Owen Hughes of the Harris Williams Technology Group and Jason Bass of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group.

March 17, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising Lifemark Health Group (Lifemark), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, on its pending sale to Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L; Loblaw), on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart (Shoppers). Lifemark is the leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through its approximately 300 clinics across Canada. The transaction is being led by Andy Dixon, Cheairs Porter, Andrew Hoft and Larsen Jones of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

March 14, 2022

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Stonewall Kitchen, LLC (Stonewall Kitchen), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (Audax), on its sale to TA Associates (TA). Stonewall Kitchen is a leading family of specialty food, home goods and personal care lifestyle brands. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Ryan Freeman, Kelly McPhilliamy, Andy Warczak, Hilary King and Jeremy Sachs of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.