News from Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners is an independent investment banking firm focused on serving the needs of middle market and emerging growth companies. We provide a complete range of investment banking and capital advisory services for our clients including merger and acquisition advisory, financing advisory, fairness opinions and valuations and strategic corporate development advisory services.

 

  • In May, Roger Christopher joined as a Vice President.  Prior to joining Fairmount, Roger served as a vice president at both Stifel Nicolaus and Houlihan Lokey, where he advised middle-market companies in the aerospace, defense, and technology sectors.  Roger received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union.

 

  • acted as the investment banker for the successful sale of KEPRO, a leading quality improvement and care management organization, in their successful sale to Consonance Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Consonance Capital, a leading healthcare-focused investment firm.  KEPRO was acquired from The Pennsylvania Medical Society, an organization comprised of 20,000 physicians and medical students working together to represent physicians in public venues. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Pennsylvania, KEPRO is a leading medical management and cost containment solutions provider for government and private sector clients in the healthcare sector.

 

  • represented Artech Information Systems in the acquisition of Vega Consulting, LLC, a Bellevue, WA based marketing and business strategy consulting services firm.  Artech is a minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) that provides Workforce Solutions, SOW-Project Support and Outsourced Services. Headquartered in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Artech employs over 5,800 professionals and maintains over 23 locations across the U.S., India, and China. Artech was founded in 1992 and today is a Tier-1/Preferred Supplier to more than 65 Fortune and Global 500 companies and numerous federal and state government agencies. Artech is the #10 Largest IT Staffing Company in the United States.  The firm is a NMSDC Corporate Plus® Member and is the recipient of the 2009 NMSDC National Supplier of the Year award — the highest honor a minority supplier can receive.

 

  • represented Ockham, a leading global pharmaceutical contract research organization CRO supplemented by a robust clinical staffing and functional service provision (FSP) component, in their acquisition by Chiltern, a leading global clinical CRO.   Chiltern has acquired 100% of Ockham and that the companies will merge their operations.  Ockham’s management team will join the management of the enlarged group, thus ensuring a seamless continuation of high quality services. Ockham is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina with satellite offices strategically placed around the United States, India and the United Kingdom to service global customers and operations.  Fairmount Partners previously served as investment banker and advisor to Ockham to assist them in completing the acquisition of European CRO NEXUS, and financing the acquisition with Spring Capital Partner’s (“SCP”) $4.5 million mezzanine debt investment from SCP and a senior debt facility in early 2012.

 

  • served as financial advisor to I.T. Landes & Son, a Harleysville, PA-based commercial/residential PHVAC service, installation and fuel oil company, in their merger with H.B. McClure Company, one of central Pennsylvania’s oldest and most diverse commercial and residential mechanical contractors.   I.T. Landes & Son, Inc. was established in 1929 and is headquartered in Harleysville, PA.  Founded in 1914, H.B. McClure is central Pennsylvania’s leading design/build mechanical contractor. The combined firm will be 100% ESOP-owned and will have projected combined revenue of approximately $65 million for fiscal 2014/2015.

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