Transactions



Sell Side

JB Autosports, Inc.

An online consumer retailer of performance auto parts and accessories; specializing in Toyota, Scion and Subaru brands.

LWBJ served as the exclusive advisor to JB Autosports, Inc. – readying the company for sale, identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of the company’s assets to a private-equity backed strategic acquirer.

Buy Side

Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

A world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Eurofins on two 2018 acquisitions: MET Laboratories and Craft Technologies, Inc.

Buy Side

AAVIN

The Cedar Rapids private-equity firm served as the financial partner in Dynamic Restaurant Holdings’ acquisition of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlors, Inc.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor to AAVIN, providing financial advisory and due diligence services on its acquisition of Happy Joe’s, an iconic Quad-City pizza chain and franchise.

Sell Side

Sand Seed Service, Inc.

Marcus, Iowa-based agronomy, ag merchandising and seed processing company.

LWBJ served as the exclusive advisor to Sand Seed Service, Inc. – readying the company for sale, identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of Sand Seed’s Soybean Seed Processing facility to AgReliant Genetics.

Buy Side

Tech-Bank Food Co., Ltd

Tech-Bank is a leader in China’s growing agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry industries and is traded on the Shanghai Exchange.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Tech-Bank on its acquisition of Texas Primo Broodstock, Inc., a global provider of disease-tolerant breeding stock to commercial shrimp producers.

Buy Side

Aureon

A provider of unique and scalable business support services, focused on human resources, talent acquisition, technology, contact center and consulting.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Aureon on its acquisition of Peliton, a Denver-based human resource and accounting solutions company.

Buy Side

Midwest Growth Partners

West Des Moines private-equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies located in the upper Midwest.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Midwest Growth Partners on its acquisition of Inland Coatings, a maker of industrial roof specialty coatings.

Sell Side

Harrisvaccines, Inc.

Global leader in vaccine technology for food producing animals, located in the ISU Research Park.

LWBJ served as Harrisvaccines CFO and provided income tax and accounting services related to its merger with Merck Animal Health (NYSE:MRK).

Buy Side

Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

A world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Eurofins on six 2017 acquisitions: DiscoveRx, MyEyeMedia, ANA Laboratories, EAG Laboratories, Abraxis, and Alphora.

Sell Side

Standard Bearings Corp.

Producer and supplier of automotive and agricultural equipment and parts.

LWBJ served as the exclusive advisor to Standard Bearings – readying the company for sale, identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of the company’s assets to a Midwest-based strategic acquirer.

Buy Side

GCommerce

A leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) procurement solutions designed to streamline distribution supply chain operations.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, leading the negotiations and structuring the acquisition of AutoSoEZ, an e-commerce platform optimized for the requirements of the vehicular aftermarket.

Sell Side

Sand Seed Service, Inc.

Marcus, Iowa-based agronomy and ag merchandising company.

LWBJ served as the exclusive advisor to Sand Seed Service, Inc. – readying the company for sale, identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of the company to First Cooperative Association.

Buy Side

Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

A world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Eurofins on four 2016 acquisitions: VRL Laboratories Human Cell and Tissue Division, Advantar, PerkinElmer Labs/NTD, and Exova’s environment testing business.

Buy Side

GCommerce

A leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) procurement solutions designed to streamline distribution supply chain operations.

LWBJ served as exclusive advisor in due diligence, negotiations and structuring of the acquisition of PBEPRO, a provider of content and commerce support for the paint body, equipment, and industrial products industries.

Sell Side

OUTCOMESMTM

Provider of medication therapy management (MTM) services through more than 50,000 pharmacies, nationwide

LWBJ served as exclusive financial advisor in the sale of the company to Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH).

Buy Side

Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

A world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium

LWBJ provided due diligence services for six 2015 acquisitions: Boston Heart Diagnostics Corp., BioDiagnostics, Inc., QC Laboratories, Experchem Laboratories, Diatherix Laboratories and Emory Genetics Laboratory.

Sell Side

Caleris

Inbound outsourcer of support services, including technical support, customer care and IT corporate help desk

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor – readying the company for sale, identifying acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing its sale to Iowa Network Services.

Buy Side

Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

A world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium

LWBJ provided due diligence services for three 2014 acquisitions – ViraCor-IBT, UL Water Testing business and Merck KGaA.

Sell Side

Dalton

Manufacturer and marketer of fertilizer application equipment

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor – readying the company for sale, identifying acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing its sale to Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc..

Sell Side

Eagle Iron Works

Manufacturer of heavy-duty aggregate processing equipment

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor – readying the company for sale, identifying acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing its sale to McLanahan Corporation.

Sell Side

PAYSCHOOLS

Online payment processing system for school districts

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor on its sale to DBS of Colorado – providing assistance with negotiations, structuring and closing the transaction.

Sell Side

CATCHWIND

Mobile marketing technology company

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor – identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the deal.

Buy Side

Bearence Management

Iowa-based financial services company

LWBJ served as the outsourced due diligence team supporting the company’s acquisition strategy to grow in the Midwest.

Sell Side

Submittal Exchange

Construction document management software that saves time, money & paperwork for contractors, architects, engineers and project owners.

LWBJ acted as exclusive advisor on its sale to Textura Corporation – providing assistance with negotiations, deal structure and valuation.

Sell Side

Control Installations of Iowa

Technology and automation company

LWBJ assisted with due diligence during acquisition.

Buy Side

GuideOne Insurance

Iowa-based insurance company

LWBJ worked directly with the CFO and executive management – advising on merger and acquisition strategy and implementation.

Buy Side

Life Care Services

Nationwide retirement community management company

LWBJ advised on the structuring of a significant private equity fund capital investment to support the company’s acquisition strategy.

Buy Side

Miles Capital

Outsource money management company

LWBJ assisted with due diligence and structure for this company’s acquisition from a bank.

Buy Side

Soy Energy

30-mmgy biodiesel plant

LWBJ assisted with the acquisition and debt restructuring of this facility in Mason City, Iowa.

Sell Side

Triple F, Inc.

Iowa-based soy products company

LWBJ conducted the sale of Triple F’s three business units – PharmTech, Soy Innovations and Insta-Pro.

Sell Side

Southeast Iowa Radiation Technology

Radiation oncology clinic

LWBJ led the negotiations and sale of 50% ownership to a regional hospital.

Sell Side

University System Technologies

Technology company

LWBJ advised on the sale of the company to Ruffalo Cody.