November 10, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Blacksmith Applications, a portfolio company of Strattam Capital, on its sale to TELUS Corporation (TSX: T; NYSE: TU; TELUS). Blacksmith Applications is a leading provider of SaaS-based revenue management software for consumer goods manufacturers. The transaction was led by the Harris Williams Technology Group.

October 28, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Cosmic Pet, a portfolio company of Guardian Capital Partners (Guardian), on its sale to Platinum Equity. Cosmic Pet, a leading designer, marketer and distributor of pet products, including toys, beds, collars and leashes, treats, feeders and bowls, and other accessories, will be combined with Platinum Equity portfolio company Petmate. Petmate manufactures, sources and markets a diverse product line that includes plastic and wire pet kennels, dog houses, toys, food storage, bedding, treats and chews, and other pet-related products and accessories. The transaction was led by Ryan Budlong, John Neuner, Zach England, Bernardo Villar and Jun Ye of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

October 20, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC (BluSky), a portfolio company of Dominus Capital, on its sale to Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm acting on behalf of its clients, and Kohlberg & Company, LLC (Kohlberg), a leading private equity firm. Partners Group and Kohlberg will be equal equity partners in BluSky following the transaction. BluSky is a leading national property restoration company in the U.S. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore, Brian Lucas, Taylor Morris, Pete Morgan and Bill Greven of the Harris Williams Business Services Group.

October 19, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Agape Care Group (Agape Care), a portfolio company of The Vistria Group (Vistria), on its sale to Ridgemont Equity Partners (Ridgemont). Agape Care is a leader in hospice and palliative care in the Southeast. The transaction was led by James Clark, Taylor Will and Jonathan Ferrell of the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

October 18, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised ESG Operations, Inc. (ESG) on its merger with Inframark LLC (Inframark), a leading independent provider of outsourced infrastructure services focused on operation and maintenance (O&M) of water and wastewater systems. ESG provides full-service operation, maintenance, management and consulting services to governmental and private sector entities, principally to support water and wastewater infrastructure. The transaction was led by Luke Semple, Matt White, Greg Waller, Marshall Wills and Ken Black of the Harris Williams Energy, Power & Infrastructure (EPI) Group.

October 13, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is serving as lead financial advisor to Vantage Elevator Solutions (Vantage), a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, on its pending majority sale to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’). As part of the transaction, Vantage’s current owner, Golden Gate Capital, will retain a significant minority ownership stake in the company. Vantage is a leading North American elevator component manufacturer, providing a broad portfolio of parts and components used in elevator systems, including door operators, traction machines, and controllers, among others. The transaction is being led by Tim Webb, Eric Logue, Patrick McNulty, Ty Denoncourt, Chuck Walter and Matt Crisafi of the Harris Williams Industrials Group.

October 11, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it is advising DDW The Color House (DDW), a global privately held company specializing in natural color solutions for the food and beverage industry, on its pending sale to Givaudan, a global leader in fragrances and flavors. The transaction is being led by Tim Alexander, Brant Cash, Andy Warczak and David Stead of the Harris Williams Consumer Group.

Middle Market Growth
October 6, 2021

Managing Director Tim Webb spoke with Middle Market Growth magazine about how COVID-19 and other trends are driving deal making in the building products industry.

 

September 27, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Summit Interconnect, Inc. (Summit), a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners (HCI), on its sale to affiliates of Lindsay Goldberg. Summit is a leading provider of complex printed circuit boards focused on defense, space and high-performance commercial sectors in the North American market. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Chris Smith, Evan Clark and Elliot Cave of the Harris Williams Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group and John Arendale and Jenson Dunn of the firm’s Industrials Group.

September 14, 2021

Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces it advised Hunt Valve Company (Hunt Valve), a portfolio company of May River Capital, on its sale to Fairbanks Morse Defense (Fairbanks Morse), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (Arcline). Hunt Valve designs and manufactures complex valves and electromechanical actuators that support critical system functions onboard key U.S. Navy platforms. The transaction was led by Chris Rogers, Doug Kinard, Evan Clark, Mike Rohman and Anya Bahros of the Harris Williams Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group and Giles Tucker of the firm’s Industrials Group.