Rachel Masory - Partner

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-2447
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

Rachel Masory is a corporate partner who concentrates her practice on complex cross-border and domestic transactions, including the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, private companies and public companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings, equity and debt financings and "special situations" transactions. Rachel also provides counsel to a number of companies and their boards on matters as diverse as litigation, executive compensation, employment matters, dividends, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Rachel has handled matters on behalf of, among others, Sun Capital Partners, CHS Capital, Madison Dearborn Partners, GTCR, Evergreen Capital Partners, Resilience Capital Partners, Garrison Investment Group, Senator Investment Group, H.I.G. Capital and S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Rachel serves on Kirkland & Ellis' Firmwide Diversity Committee. Rachel received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean's Award for Community Leadership.


Representative Matters

Manufacturing

  • Penda Corporation (a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners) in its acquisition of The Fabri-Form Company, a manufacturer of custom reusable packaging, thermoformed products and plastic components

  • Garrison Investment Group in its acquisition of Bristol Compressors International, a manufacturer of hermetic air conditioning compressors

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Fluid Routing Solutions, a manufacturer of fuel systems and hose extrusion operations

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC, a food ingredients and industrial specialties chemicals manufacturer, from The Lubrizol Corporation

  • CHS Capital in its acquisition of The Hillman Companies, Inc., a distributor of fasteners, key making equipment, signage and other small hardware components, and its subsequent sale

  • CHS Capital in its $23.5 million sale of KB Alloys, Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum master alloys and grain refiners, to Advanced Metallurgical Group

  • H.I.G. Capital in its sale of Heath/Zenith, a manufacturer of electrical products, to Duchossois Industries

  • GTCR in its acquisition of CellNet, a provider of data solutions services and utility metering products to the utilities industry

  • Leading private equity fund in $171 million acquisition financing of a manufacturing company

  • Sun Capital in its $150 million sale of ALSCO Metals Corporation, the largest supplier of residential aluminum products in North America, to Aleris Corporation

  • LOUD Technologies Inc. in its acquisition of St. Louis Music, Inc., a manufacturer, distributor and importer of branded musical instruments, accessories and equipment

Communications

  • Senator Investment Group in its acquisition of K2 Towers, an acquirer of wireless communications towers

  • Resilience Capital Partners in its acquisition of Aero Communications, Inc., a provider of design and engineering, construction planning, construction maintenance and premise wiring services to telecommunications providers

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of the SpectraLink/KIRK enterprise wireless division of Polycom, Inc.

  • A U.S. hedge fund in its acquisition of a cellular tower company using a REIT structure

  • Evergreen Pacific Partners in its sale of Western Broadband, a provider of cable television, high speed data and digital phone services

  • Solunet, Inc., a network solutions provider, in its acquisitions of iPath Technologies and Dynavar Corporation

  • Leading private equity firm in complex out-of-court restructuring of its portfolio company in the information technology industry

Consumer Products

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its acquisition of Melvo Holding GmbH, a shoe care company with leading brands sold in Europe and Russia

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its €245 million acquisition of Sara Lee Corporation’s worldwide shoe care business

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its €153.5 million acquisition of Sara Lee Corporation’s worldwide insecticides business

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Kraco Enterprises, LLC, an automotive aftermarket floor mats distributor, and subsequent acquisition by Kraco Enterprises, LLC of the Auto Expressions air fresheners and auto accessories product lines from Shell Oil Co.

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its $275 million sale of the Edge and Skintimate shaving preparation brands to Energizer Holdings

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its acquisition of Caldrea Corporation, a manufacturer of “green” household cleaners

  • Manufacturer of motion-activated lighting, door chimes and wireless lighting controls in tax-driven international corporate restructuring

Food & Beverage

  • Sun Capital Partners in its $20 million acquisition of Fearmans Pork, the largest pork-processing facility in Ontario, Canada from Maple Leaf Foods, and in its subsequent sale of Fearmans Pork to Sofina Foods

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, a beef processor

  • A large Midwestern pork farming network in its acquisition of several pig farms from a distressed seller

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., an operator of 29 restaurants in 12

Retail

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Gordmans, a chain of 65 department stores, and Gordmans Stores, Inc.’s subsequent IPO

  • CHS Capital in its acquisition of AMF Bowling Worldwide, an international chain of 472 bowling centers

  • Leading private equity fund in its acquisition of a teen clothing chain in a “Section 363” transaction under the Bankruptcy Code

  • Creation of strategic joint venture between U.S. manufacturer and Italian software developer

Financial Services; Insurance

  • Madison Dearborn Partners in its $5.6 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments, Inc., an investment management firm

  • HealthPlan, Inc., a provider of third party administration and claim processing services to insurers, employers and healthcare providers, in its acquisitions of Tedro & Associates, a third party administrator serving Taft-Hartley funds, and OBA Midwest, a third party administrator serving Taft-Hartley funds and corporate benefit funds

  • Independent Insurance Investments, Inc. in its acquisition of Apollo Casualty Company, an issuer of non-standard private passenger automobile insurance

Other

  • Solus Alternative Asset Management in its co-investment in Nautical Bulk Holding Ltd., a dry bulk shipping company

  • Edison Mission Energy in its negotiations of various transactions in bankruptcy, including the sale of the company, services agreements and asset dispositions

  • Pemco World Air Services in its sale of a business division pursuant to §363 of the Bankruptcy Code

  • Movie theater chain in secured and subordinated unsecured credit facilities

  • Manufacturer and distributor of umbrellas, footwear and cold weather accessories in secured and subordinated unsecured credit facilities

  • Various unsecured debt and equity investments in both distressed and growth scenarios

  • Multiple dividend recapitalizations


Memberships & Affiliations

Founding Member of Associates Board, 2010-2012, Site Leader/Volunteer 2009-Present, Ladder Up, an organization that provides tax assistance and financial education services to the working poor of Chicago

Co-Chair, Harvard Law School Women's Alliance - Chicago Chapter

American Bar Association

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

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