Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented GTCR, which announced on February 1, 2017, that it has entered into a partnership with Charles A. Nicolais to form Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions, Inc. The new company, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, will focus on acquiring companies and assets in the specialty chemicals, materials and ingredients industry as part of a strategy to build a market leading company in the space. GTCR will invest in Ceba-Tech from GTCR Fund XI, a private equity fund with $3.85 billion of equity capital commitments, alongside a substantial investment from Mr. Nicolais, a 30-year veteran of the specialty chemicals, materials and ingredients industry. More information on the transaction is available here.
The Kirkland team included corporate partners Sanford Perl and Michael Weed, technology and IP transactions partner Matthew Lovell and corporate associate Trevor Mayer.