Kirkland & Ellis LLP counseled Bain Capital Private Equity, one of the world's foremost private investment firms, on its acquisition of Big Tex, a leading manufacturer and retailer of professional-grade open utility trailers and truck beds, from H.I.G. Capital. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Big Tex manufactures professional-grade open utility, equipment, horse, livestock, and cargo trailers and truck beds. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Eunu Chun, David Beller and Chris Torrente and associates Elizabeth Freechack, Laura Lee Timko, Tana Wilner and Michelle Miao; debt finance partner Eric Wedel and associates Duncan McKay and Jack Schinasi; executive compensation partner Scott Price and associate Ian Sherwin; tax partner Ben Schreiner and associate Hayden Bui; and antitrust partner Ian John and associate Peter McCormack.