Atlanta, GA – January 21, 2014 – CHILDS Advisory Partners (“CHILDS”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Symmetry Corporation (“Symmetry”) in its recent sale to Great Hill Partners. This transaction will help the company to expand its existing service and solution offerings, hire additional talent and pursue strategic acquisitions.
Symmetry is a leading provider of hosting, managed services, proprietary software and consulting services. The company primarily serves the SAP ecosystem and is a SAP Certified Hosting Partner, SAP Certified Cloud Services Partner, and SAP VAR.
Jimmy Secretarski, Director at CHILDS Advisory Partners, commented, “Symmetry is such an incredible story with great people and favorable dynamics in managed services and hosting within the SAP ecosystem. Great Hill just seemed like a perfect fit given their sector knowledge and experience. We’re excited for what the future holds with these two firms coming together.”
Dan Wilhelms, Founder of Symmetry Corporation, commented, “We decided to work with CHILDS because of their presence in our space and the access they provide to so many buyers. While all that played a part, in the end they were sensitive to all of our true objectives…one and all. And they executed a fast timeline in an extremely professional and efficient manner.”
Frank Powell, President and CEO of Symmetry, also offered,“The CHILDS team was great to work with and clearly exemplified dedication on our project to make us all successful. They’re our go-to guys…would definitely work with them again.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Symmetry, a SAP certified provider of hosting and cloud services for SAP partner solutions, and value-added reseller, provides technical managed services, security administration and project consulting in support of SAP solutions for customers in the U.S. and around the world. The Company’s staff has extensive expertise in Basis, the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and security consulting. Symmetry was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. To learn more, visit www.sym-corp.com.
About Great Hill Partners
Great Hill is a Boston based, middle market oriented private equity firm that provides financing for expansion, recapitalization or the acquisition of growing companies within the business services, consumer services, financial technology, healthcare, media, communications, and software industries. To learn more, visit www.greathillpartners.com.
About CHILDS Advisory Partners
CHILDS Advisory Partners provides exceptional investment banking services to high‐performing business services and technology companies. Our unique combination of global sector focus, process excellence and strength of team allow us to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. Collectively, our senior bankers have executed over 450 M&A and financing transactions. CHILDS is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a registered broker‐dealer.
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