Harris Williams is a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services. Our firm advocates for sellers and buyers of companies worldwide through critical milestones and provides thoughtful advice during the lives of their businesses. By collaborating as one firm across Industry Groups and geographies, we help our clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. We are committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust.
Harris Williams advised TricorBraun, a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP (AEA), on its sale to funds managed by Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group (Ares Management) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’). As part of the transaction, AEA will continue to hold a minority stake in the company alongside Ares Management, Ontario Teachers’ and the TricorBraun management team. TricorBraun is North America’s largest primary packaging distributor and one of the largest providers of packaging in the world.
Harris Williams advised BFG Supply (BFG), a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners (Incline), on its sale to Pamplona Capital Management (Pamplona). BFG is a leading technology-enabled distributor to the green industry.
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Harris Williams advised Canadian Hospital Specialties, Ltd. (CHS), a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund V, L.P. (Cortec), on its sale to Flexpoint Ford, LLC (Flexpoint Ford). CHS is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of single-use and other medical products to Canadian healthcare facilities.
Harris Williams advised Continental Batteries, a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners, on its sale to H.I.G. Capital. Continental Batteries is a leading distributor of aftermarket batteries to the electric utility vehicle, automotive, commercial, marine and industrial markets.
Harris Williams advised Brady Industries (Brady), a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners, on its sale to Individual FoodService, a portfolio company of Kelso & Company. Brady is a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor.
Harris Williams advised Parts Authority, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, on its sale to Kohlberg & Company. Parts Authority is a leading aftermarket distributor of replacement automotive parts in the United States. Visit the following link for the deal snapshot – https://www.harriswilliams.com/article/deal-snapshot-parts-authority
Harris Williams advised Imperial Dade, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, on its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity. Imperial Dade is one of the largest pure-play distributors of foodservice disposables and janitorial sanitation products in the U.S. Visit the following link for the deal snapshot – https://www.harriswilliams.com/article/deal-profile-imperial-dade
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Managing Director Co-Head of Business Services Co-Head of M&A
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Mr. Baltimore is a managing director and co-head of M&A at Harris Williams. As co-head of M&A, he works across Industry Groups to advance the firm’s strategic priorities and deepen client relationships. In addition, Mr. Baltimore co-heads the Business Services and Specialty Distribution Groups at Harris Williams. He has more than two decades of investment banking experience and has advised clients on a variety of merger and acquisition and strategic advisory assignments.
Managing Director Co-Head of Business Services
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Mr. Lewis co-heads the Business Services and Specialty Distribution Groups. He joined Harris Williams in 2000 and has advised clients on a variety of mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments. From 2002 through 2004, Mr. Lewis was in London helping launch Harris Williams’ international efforts.
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Mr. Lucas is a managing director in Harris Williams’ Business Services and Specialty Distribution Groups. Mr. Lucas joined Harris Williams in 2002 and has spent his entire career advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities. Mr. Lucas’ experience prior to Harris Williams includes investment banking with J.P. Morgan and Robinson-Humphrey, as well as private equity with Graham Partners.
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Mr. Gillam is a director in the Business Services and Specialty Distribution Groups at Harris Williams. Mr. Gillam has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory assignments across multiple industries, including business services, energy and power, healthcare, plastics and packaging, and specialty distribution.
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Mr. Devlin is a Vice President in Harris Williams Business Services Group. Mr. Devlin has advised public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions across multiple industries, including business services, specialty distribution, and transportation & logistics. Prior to joining Harris Williams, Mr. Devlin worked in the Investment Banking Group at Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and Cowen.