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October 20, 2016

Marriott & Co. Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to a Leading Provider of Electronics Manufacturing Services

Richmond, Va. — Marriott & Co., a premier middle market investment banking firm based in Richmond, VA, is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to a leading U.S.-based provider of electronics manufacturing services (the “Company”), a portfolio company of Forest Hill Partners (“FHP”), in its sale to Kauffman Engineering, Inc. (“Kauffman”).  The transaction closed on September 30, 2016.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marriott acted as the exclusive investment banking representative for FHP and its investor group, working closely with the Company’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process.  This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

John Carretta, Partner at Forest Hill Partners, commented, “Marriott ran a very competitive and disciplined process that resulted in a successful outcome for the Company, its employees and its shareholders.  The transaction with Kauffman well positions the Company to further expand its business in existing and new markets.”

Headquartered in the U.S., the Company is one of the largest and most advanced providers of electronics manufacturing services (“EMS”) in the U.S. The Company designs and manufactures these products with in-house engineering capabilities to suit the needs of its customer base of original equipment manufacturers across a diverse array of industries.  The Company operates six facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Justin Marriott, Managing Director of Marriott & Co., said, “We are honored that Forest Hill Partners and the Company provided us with the opportunity to advise them on such an important transaction.  We truly enjoyed working with the entire team at the Company, and wish them as well as Kauffman much continued success.”

About Marriott & Co.:

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Marriott & Co. ( is a premier, independent boutique investment banking firm focused on advising privately-held companies across a wide variety of industries.  The firm provides merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services primarily to family-held businesses and entrepreneurial business owners in the middle market.  Marriott & Co.’s unique entrepreneurial culture enables the firm to tailor its services to meet the needs of its clients, and the firm’s professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing these companies and their owners today.  By delivering senior banker attention, a high-touch approach to client service and best-in-class process execution to every assignment it undertakes, Marriott & Co. has established a long track record of closing successful transactions for clients all over the U.S.

Contact:  Justin Marriott

Phone: (804) 344-0952