Harpeth Capital Serves as Financial Advisor to EMS

Harpeth Capital, LLC is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Chattanooga, TN-based Electric Motor Sales & Supply, Inc., a leading regional provider of electrical, mechanical power transmission, and automation equipment, in connection with the sale of the company to Irving, TX-based Consolidated Electrical Distributors, one of Forbes Top 100 largest privately-held companies in the United States.  The transaction closed on August 24, 2015.

“The professionals at Harpeth Capital did an outstanding job of helping me think through my options over the past couple years as I considered a potential sale of the business,” said Jim Steffner, Founder and CEO.  “In short order, Harpeth Capital successfully identified the best buyer, negotiated the price and terms, and assisted in coordinating diligence through closing.  This is the second time I have worked with their team and once again they exceeded my expectations.”

“Harpeth Capital is pleased to have advised Jim on this transaction.  Given attractive market conditions and his desire to do some estate planning, we thought now would be an ideal time to approach the market.  We have a great deal of respect for Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit and his ability to create successful, long-lasting businesses,” said Chuck Byrge, Head of Investment Banking at Harpeth Capital.