Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises Evergreen Pacific Partners’ Portfolio Company SafeWorks in Acquisition of DualLift GmbH

Kirkland advised private equity fund Evergreen Pacific Partners’ portfolio company SafeWorks, LLC on the acquisition of DualLift GmbH. DualLift, based in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany, is a manufacturer of traction hoists. SafeWorks, LLC, based in Seattle, designs and builds hoists, service lifts, climb assist systems, platforms, rigging devices and other safety products, and provides training and services. Combined, the two companies are the largest manufacturer of traction hoists in the world. To read more about the transaction, please click here.

The Kirkland team in Munich was led by corporate partner Dr. Christian Zuleger and included tax partner Dr. Roderic Pagel as well as corporate associates Dr. Bernhard Guthy and Mark Aschenbrenner. The team was supported by corporate partner Jocelyn A. Hirsch and corporate associate Patrick Sullivan in Chicago.