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.
Alleghany Capital Corporation/W&W|AFCO Steel/Hirschfeld Industries: Represented W&W|AFCO Steel in its acquisition of Texas-based steel producer Hirschfeld Industries.
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.
Eads Distribution/FCX Performance: Represented Eads Distribution, LLC, a portfolio company of the CapStreet Group, in the sale of Eads, a leading manufacturer and provider of engineered products and solutions to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, power, packaging and general industrial markets, to FCX Performance, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners.
EQT Mid Market Europe/ BBS Automation: Represented EQT Mid Market Europe in its acquisition of BBS Automation, a provider of flexible and high-quality automation solutions for complex manufacturing and testing processes.
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: Represented PAI Partners in its 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.
Safe Fleet/Oak Hill Capital Partners: Represented Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its sale to Oak Hill Capital Partners.
The Sterling Group/Process Barron: Represented 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.
Warburg Pincus/Extant Components/TransDigm Group: Represented Extant Components Group Holdings, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus that specializes in supporting Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), on the sale of Extant to TransDigm Group for $525 million.
Weener Plastics/3i Group/Proenfar: Represented Weener Plastics Group, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging products for consumer goods companies, and 3i being invested in Weener, in Weener’s acquisition of Proenfar, a Colombia-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical and cosmetics plastic packaging solutions for the Latin American market.