August 25, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Wright Line Holding, Inc. (Wright Line), a portfolio company of GSC Group (GSC) and certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree), has been acquired by strategic buyer Eaton Corporation. The transaction closed on August 25, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Wright Line. The transaction was led by Bill Roman, Greg Creamer and Matt Volinsky from the firm's Boston office.

August 23, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Country Pure Foods, a portfolio company of First Atlantic Capital and DN Partners, to Mistral Equity Partners. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to Country Pure Foods. The transaction was led by Glenn Gurtcheff, Tim Alexander, Jeffrey Cleveland and Ryan Budlong from the firm's Minneapolis office.

August 18, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. ("CLC"), a portfolio company of The Riverside Company ("Riverside"), to an undisclosed group of investors. The transaction closed on August 18, 2010 and was led out of the Richmond office by Ned Valentine, Derek Lewis, and Joe Conner, head of the firm's Transportation & Logistics Group.

August 4, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. announces that Wright Line Holding, Inc. (Wright Line), a portfolio company of GSC Group (GSC) and certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by strategic buyer Eaton Corporation. The transaction is being executed by Harris Williams & Co. and led by Bill Roman, Greg Creamer and Matt Volinsky from the firm's Boston office.

Mergers Unleashed
August 2, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is noted as one of the leading middle market advisory firms.

July 30, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce that BECO Holding Company, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Equipment Company, a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, has been acquired by Freeman Spogli & Co. and management. Behrman Capital gained a return of approximately 5.1x its investment of $42 million for its limited partners. The transaction was led by Hiter Harris, Bob Baltimore and Marshall Croft from the firm's Richmond office.

July 28, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce that ColonialWebb Contractors (ColonialWebb) has been acquired by Comfort Systems USA (CSUSA; NYSE:FIX) the nation's second largest provider of mechanical construction and service. The transaction, which closed on July 28, 2010, was executed by Harris Williams & Co. and led by Mike Hogan, Derek Lewis and Marshall Croft from the firm's Richmond office.

CNBC
July 26, 2010

Hiter Harris, Managing Director and co-head founder of Harris Williams & Co., discusses hot sectors in middle market M&A.

Financial Times
July 19, 2010

Jon Nemo, managing director and co-head of Harris Williams & Co.’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group, speaks to the growth in the Aerospace industry and the opportunities there for middle market mergers and acquisitions.
 

July 16, 2010

Harris Williams & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of U.S. Liquids of Louisiana (USLL), a portfolio company of Three Cities Research, Inc. (TCR), to R360 Environmental Solutions (R3 Treatment Inc., d/b/a R360 Environmental Solutions), a Paine & Partners LLC and Tinicum Capital Partners entity. Energy Special Situations Funds (ESS Funds) and Blue Sage Capital (Blue Sage) also are part of the investor group. The transaction closed on July 16, 2010. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to USLL.