Harris Williams & Co. Advises DuBois Chemicals, Inc. in its Sale to Aurora
RICHMOND, Va. -- December 21, 2012
Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on
the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of DuBois
Chemicals, Inc. (DuBois) to Aurora Capital Group (Aurora). DuBois is a leading
provider of customized chemical solutions for mission-critical business
applications. DuBois was a portfolio company of The Riverside Company
(Riverside). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to
DuBois. The transaction closed on December 20, 2012, and was led by Patrick
McNulty, Ned Valentine, Darwin Olympia, Brad Morrison and Andrew Bagby from
the firm’s Richmond office.
“DuBois is a remarkable platform with an excellent management team. The
company has done an exceptional job executing its strategic plan and is poised
to capitalize on its new partnership with Aurora. It has been a pleasure
working with DuBois and Riverside, and we look forward to following the
company’s continued growth,” said Patrick McNulty, a managing director at
Harris Williams & Co.
DuBois, based in Sharonville, OH, is a leading provider of value-added
specialty chemical products and services to the industrial, transportation,
pulp and paper, and water industries. DuBois offers a broad range of proven
and customized chemical solutions predicated upon superior customer service
and technical support. DuBois’ differentiated offerings reduce downtime,
minimize defects, extend equipment life and generate high ROI for customers in
mission-critical applications. The company has an established track record of
new product development and innovation with superior in-house R&D and
Riverside is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring leading
enterprises and partnering with strong management teams to enhance the success
of its companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its founding
in 1988, the firm has invested in more than 300 transactions with a total
enterprise value of more than $7.5 billion. The firm’s portfolio in North
America, Europe and Asia includes more than 80 companies with approximately
13,000 employees. Riverside offers the resources to complete acquisitions
smoothly – thanks to its more than $3.2 billion in assets under management,
more than 220 professionals in 20 offices and its longstanding relationships
with partner lenders. The firm’s investors include the world’s leading pension
funds, endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies and banks.
Aurora is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm managing over $2.0
billion of capital across several private equity funds. Aurora’s traditional
private equity vehicle, Aurora Equity Partners, focuses principally on control
investments in middle market businesses with leading market positions, strong
cash flow profiles and actionable opportunities for growth in partnership with
operating management. Aurora Resurgence invests in debt and equity securities
of middle market companies and targets complex situations including corporate
carve outs. Aurora’s investors include leading pension funds, endowments and
foundations active in private equity investing.
Harris Williams & Co. (www.harriswilliams.com), a member of The PNC Financial
Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank
focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide. The firm has deep industry
knowledge, global transaction expertise and an unwavering commitment to
excellence. Harris Williams & Co. provides sell-side and acquisition advisory,
restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets
Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered
broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd,
which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Harris
Williams & Co. is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris
Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.
For general release inquiries, please contact Kimberly Baker, marketing
director, at +1 (804) 648-0072.
Harris Williams & Co.
Kimberly Baker, +1 804-648-0072
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