3i/GIF: Advised 3i in its €77 million investment in Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung mbH (GIF), a leading international specialist in transmission testing.
Alleghany Capital Corporation/W&W|AFCO Steel: Represented Alleghany Capital Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in W&W|AFCO Steel, one of the largest structural steel fabrication and erection companies in North America.
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 in the 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.
FFL/C.H.I. Overhead/KKR: 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.
Gainline Capital Partners/Southern Motion: Represented Gainline Capital Partners LP in an agreement for funds managed by Gainline to acquire upholstered furniture manufacturer Southern Motion, Inc. (2017)
GEA Group/Heat Exchangers: Represented 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/Bretèche Industrie Group: Advised IK Investment Partners in its pending acquisition of Bretèche Industrie Group, a leading global manufacturer of industrial equipment for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products, from Equistone Partners and Céréa Capital.
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: 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/IPH: Advised PAI Partners in its acquisition of IPH, the French leader in industrial supply distribution, from Investcorp.
PAI Partners/IPH/Advent: Representing PAI Partners in its pending deal to sell IPH, a European industrial supplies distributor, to Advent International.
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.