Press Release

Kirkland Advises Material Handling Systems, Inc., on Acquisition of VanRiet

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Material Handling Systems, Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, in its pending acquisition of VanRiet Material Handling Systems from Avedon Capital Partners and management, for an undisclosed sum. VanRiet, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leading global provider of integration systems, equipment and after-market services solutions. The transaction was announced on May 22, 2018. Read the full press release here.

The Kirkland team was led by Chicago-based corporate partner Ted Frankel and London-based corporate partner Andrej Wolf and associate Andy Gray.