June 11, 2024

Willkie advised Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Sunrise Medical, a world leader in advanced assistive mobility solutions, from Nordic Capital. The firm also advised Platinum on financing for the transaction.

Sunrise Medical develops, designs, manufactures, and distributes manual and power wheelchairs, power assist products, pediatric and geriatric therapeutic devices, mobility scooters, seating and positioning systems as well as daily living aids and other home medical equipment. Headquartered in Malsch, Germany, with North American headquarters in Fresno, California, Sunrise Medical has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and China.

Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $48 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 50 operating companies.

The Willkie deal team was led by partner Nils Röver with partners Gavin Gordon and Michael Ilter, counsel Jacob Ahme and associate William Buchanan. The team also included counsel Sebastian Brenner and associates Nils Bock, Denise Kammerer and Jasper Wentz. The financing was led by partners Cristopher Greer, Daniel Gendron and Jennifer Tait, and included partner David Griffiths, counsel Timothy Sawyer, associate Alec Young and trainee solicitor Theodora Oancea.