RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised H.I.G. Capital’s investment affiliate, H.I.G. Advantage (H.I.G.), on its acquisition of Supply Source Enterprises, Inc. (SSE) from Genuine Parts Company (GPC). SSE is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label personal protective equipment and janitorial, safety, hygiene and sanitation products. The transaction was led by Bob Baltimore and Graham Gillam of the Harris Williams Specialty Distribution Group.
“H.I.G.’s acquisition of SSE highlights continued strong investor interest in safety and cleaning supply companies as the global economy augments sanitation practices,” said Bob Baltimore, a managing director at Harris Williams. “We look forward to seeing what the company accomplishes in partnership with H.I.G., as they navigate a world with new expectations around cleanliness.”
“This transaction adds to our firm’s successful track record of deals in the foodservice and janitorial sanitation distribution sector,” added Graham Gillam, a director at Harris Williams. “It was a pleasure to work with H.I.G., and we look forward to seeing how, in partnership with the SSE team, they take the company to the next level as a standalone business.”
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, SSE offers an extensive product portfolio and differentiated value-added services. Through its Safety Zone and Impact Products divisions, SSE serves a diversified customer base, including janitorial and sanitation supply distributors, safety products resellers, foodservice and food processing distributors and retailers.
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $37 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused / value-added approach. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion.
Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, 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, the firm helps its clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).
Harris Williams’ Specialty Distribution Group has experience across a variety of sectors, including automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket; building products; consumer; electrical and communications; foodservice; healthcare; industrial; and technology. For more information on the firm’s Specialty Distribution Group, visit the Specialty Distribution Group’s section of the Harris Williams’ website.
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