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.
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.
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.
GrafTech International Ltd./Brookfield Asset Management: 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/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/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 The 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.