3i/GIF: Advised 3i in its €77 million investment in Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung mbH (GIF), a leading international specialist in transmission testing.
Ardian/Schleich: Represented Ardian in its acquisition of German toy manufacturer Schleich from European private equity investor HgCapital.
Ardian/SLV: Represented Ardian in its agreement to acquire SLV, a provider of lighting fixtures for residential and commercial space, from Cinven.
Buckingham Capital Partners LLC: Represented Buckingham Capital Partners, a NYC-based private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of U.S.-based, lower middle market companies in several transactions, including:
- financing of its leveraged buyouts of the automation division of Remmele Engineering, CPAC, Inc./The Fuller Brush Company, Isochem Inc. (VanDeMark Chemical) and refinancings of acquisition facilities for Trantech Radiator Products, Process Equipment and Rostra Tool.
Dexter Axle Company/AL-KO VT: Represented Dexter Axle Company, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, on its acquisition of AL-KO Vehicle Technology from AL-KO Kober SE.
dormakaba Group/Stanley Black & Decker: Represented dormakaba Group, as U.S. counsel, in its $725 million acquisition of Stanley Black & Decker’s Mechanical Security businesses.
Electra Investment Trust plc/Steinway Musical Properties: Represented London-based Electra in connection with its private equity investment in Steinway Musical Properties.
Represented San Francisco-based private equity firm Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC in the sale of C.H.I. Overhead Doors, a North American manufacturer of residential and commercial garage doors, to global private equity from KKR.
GEA Group/Heat Exchangers: GEA Group’s management team in the €1.3 billion sale of the company’s Heat Exchangers segment to funds advised by European private equity firm Triton.
Geiger Brickel/Herman Miller, Inc.: Represented John Geiger, founder and president of wood furniture manufacturer Geiger Brickel, in the sale of Geiger to Herman Miller, which paid for the acquisition by issuing 1,325,737 shares to Geiger shareholders along with $5 million in cash.
GrafTech International Ltd.: Represented GrafTech International, a leading graphite materials producer, in its agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. , a global alternative asset manager, for approximately $700 million.
IK Investment Partners/Lucas Meyer/IFF: Represented IK Investment Partners in its deal to sell Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, the Canadian suppler of ingredients for the beauty industry (and a unit of the Unipex Group), to New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc, for €283 million.
IK Investment Partners/Sport Group: Represented IK Investment Partners in the sale of Sport Group, a worldwide market leader in outdoor sport and recreational surface systems.
Mueller Industries, Inc.: Advised Mueller Industries, Inc. in its repurchase of 10,422,859 shares of Mueller common stock owned by Leucadia National Corporation at a negotiated price per share of $41.00, for an aggregate purchase price of $427,337,219.
Mueller Industries/Atlas Holdings/Tecumseh Products: Represented Mueller Industries, Inc. and Atlas Holdings LLC in an agreement to acquire Tecumseh Products Company for approximately $123 million.
NXMH/Stokke SA: Represented NXMH, a Belgium-based investment company wholly owned by South Korea’s NXC Corporation, on its acquisition of Stokke AS, a Norwegian children’s furniture manufacturer.
PAI partners/ADB: Advised PAI partners, one of Europe’s most established private equity firms, on the acquisition of ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity.
PAI partners/IPH: Advised PAI partners, one of Europe’s most established private equity firms, in its acquisition of IPH, the French leader in industrial supply distribution, from Investcorp.
Safe Fleet/Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.: Advised Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of Sterling Group, in its acquisition of Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc., a 113-year old industry-leading manufacturer of firefighting and fire protection equipment.
Safe Fleet/Hadley’s Transit Mirror: Represented Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of the transit mirror product line for buses, shuttles and coaches from Hadley.
The Sterling Group/Process Barron: Represented Houston-based private equity firm The Sterling Group in its acquisition of Process Equipment, Inc. (Process Barron), a leading provider of custom turn-key air and material handling solutions to a variety of industries.