December 21, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it is advising Hg on its pending investment in Combell, a leader in mass hosting services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. The transaction is being led by Thierry Monjauze and Sylvain Noblet of Harrihttps://www.harriswilliams.com/person/sylvain-noblets Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group and Danielius Uznys of the firm’s London office.

December 21, 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 advised Wulftec International, Inc. (Wulftec), on its sale to Duravant, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. A subsidiary of H.I.G. Europe’s portfolio company Maillis Group (Maillis), Wulftec is a leading provider of end-of-line packaging automation solutions in North America. The transaction was led by Patrick McNulty, Brad Morrison, Ryan Nelson, Jeff Perkins, Lars Friemann, Brandt Carr and Shinik Patel of Harris Williams’ Industrials Group.

December 21, 2018

Frankfurt, Germany, December 18, 2018 – Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it exclusively advised Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (Plastic Omnium) on the sale of Plastic Omnium Environment B.V. (POE), its environmental division, to the consortium of Latour Capital and Bpifrance. POE is Europe’s leading provider of comprehensive waste solutions. The transaction was led by Jeffery Perkins, Lars Friemann, Florian Ripperger, Sylvain Noblet, Konstantin Molinari and Maximilian Zimmermann of Harris Williams’ Frankfurt office.

December 20, 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 advised Quirch Foods® (Quirch) on its sale to a private equity fund affiliated with Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (Palladium). Quirch is one of the largest suppliers of fresh and frozen foods in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America. The transaction was led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash, Brant Wilczek and David Stead of Harris Williams’ Consumer Group.

December 19, 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 exclusively advising Whitford Worldwide Company (Whitford) on its pending sale to PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG; PPG).  Whitford is a global manufacturer that specializes in low-friction and nonstick coatings for industrial applications and consumer products.  The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is being led by Patrick McNulty, John Lautemann, Ty Denoncourt and Jeff Mullen of Harris Williams’ Industrials Group.

December 18, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces the sale of Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) to Gryphon Investors (Gryphon). NTG is one of the largest and fastest-growing non-asset freight brokerages in the United States. Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont) was a minority investor in NTG. The transaction, led by Jason Bass, Frank Mountcastle, Jeff Kidd, Jonathan Meredith and Justin Icardo of Harris Williams’ Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Group, extends the firm’s successful track record in the third party logistics sector.

December 13, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces that it is advising IQMS, Inc., (IQMS), a portfolio company of TCV and Banneker Partners (Banneker), on its pending acquisition by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including antitrust approval in the U.S. Legal representation for IQMS is being provided by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. IQMS is a leading provider of fully-integrated manufacturing software solutions that optimize engineering, manufacturing, and business processes. The transaction is being led by Tyler Dewing, Jeff Bistrong, Thierry Monjauze, Erik Szyndlar, Andy Leed and Mike Quealy of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group.

December 5, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s Consumer Group. McPhilliamy and McBride expand the Consumer Group’s expertise and will focus on the health and beauty sector.  

December 3, 2018

Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, announces Vista Equity Partners (Vista) has signed a definitive agreement to complete a majority investment in Wrike, a leading SaaS-based collaborative work management platform. Harris Williams is serving as the exclusive advisor to Vista. The transaction is being led by Jeff Bistrong, Erik Szyndlar, Priyanka Naithani and Brian Titterington of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group

November 30, 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 Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (trade name CPower), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), on its pending sale to LS Power. CPower, a leader in demand response and distributed energy resources in North America, will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity under the LS Power umbrella of companies. The transaction is being led by Drew Spitzer, Luke Semple, Ian Thomas and Neha Shah of the Harris Williams’ Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group, Tyler Dewing of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group and Anuj Kapur of the firm’s Richmond office.