Houlihan Smith & Company Acts as Exclusive Advisor in Sale of Tri-M Electrical Contractors to Gaylor, Inc.

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Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. (Houlihan) acted as an exclusive advisor to Tri-M Electrical Contractors, Inc. in the sale of that firm to Gaylor, Inc. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, Group Managing Director of Houlihan, and led by Houlihan Smith Managing Director Barry Petersen. Terms were not disclosed.

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We completed a very broad geographic search to ensure that we could offer the right partner, with the proper resources, that would allow Tri-M to continue its strong growth in South Carolina and Georgia.

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. (Houlihan) acted as an exclusive advisor to Tri-M Electrical Contractors, Inc. in the sale of that firm to Gaylor, Inc. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, Group Managing Director of Houlihan, and led by Houlihan Smith Managing Director Barry Petersen. Terms were not disclosed.

Founded in the 1930s, Tri-M Electrical is an electrical contracting business operating in South Carolina's Lowcountry and adjacent portions of Georgia, including the Savannah metro area. Based in Ridgeland, the firm performs installation work during the construction phase as well as upgrades to electrical systems in existing structures, and undertakes large-scale projects in both the private and public sectors.

Petersen noted that Houlihan performed extensive market research and took every possible step to create the perfect match for Tri-M in completing the transaction. "We completed a very broad geographic search to ensure that we could offer the right partner, with the proper resources, that would allow Tri-M to continue its strong growth in South Carolina and Georgia,” Petersen said.

Based in Carmel, Indiana, Gaylor is a leading electrical contractor with a presence in the Midwest and Southeast. It undertakes projects in both the private and public sectors ranging from education, industrial facilities, to emerging markets such as nanotechnology facilities.

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. ("Houlihan") is a specialized investment banking firm that provides advisory, financing and valuation services to public and private businesses. Houlihan is a registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC member. Houlihan is affiliated and works closely with Houlihan Valuation Advisors, a leading valuation firm with offices throughout the U.S., providing Houlihan with a team of industry experts to efficiently handle complex client engagements.

Houlihan understands the time sensitivity of corporate finance and is able to respond quickly and tenaciously to opportunities. The Houlihan approach creates corporate finance transactions where both business owners and investors mutually benefit. We have the knowledge, experience and relationships to match buyers and sellers, as well as to match the appropriate financing and capitalization structure to each unique client situation. The Houlihan name is synonymous with professional financial expertise, and we provide cost-effective fairness and solvency opinions, as well as valuations for tax and financial reporting to some of the largest NYSE/NASDAQ companies, as well as small, privately held businesses.

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