November 8, 2023

Willkie is serving as financing counsel to Platinum Equity on its proposed acquisition of Kohler’s Energy division from Kohler Co., a carve-out transaction that will establish Kohler Energy as a standalone business providing energy resilience solutions.

On November 6, Kohler Co. announced that it will establish its Energy division as an independent business with Platinum Equity as majority investment partner. The businesses included in the Energy portfolio are Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments and Heila Technologies. 

Kohler Energy is a global leader in energy resilience, providing mission critical power solutions to homes, businesses and equipment. 

Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with approximately $47 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 50 operating companies that serve customers around the world.   

The Willkie team is led by partners Cristopher Greer, Joshua Deason and Jason Pearl and includes associate Loren Flath.