Press Release

Kirkland Represents Golden Gate Capital in Agreement With GTCR to Recapitalize Cole-Parmer

Kirkland & Ellis represented Golden Gate Capital in its definitive agreement with GTCR to recapitalize Cole-Parmer Instrument Company alongside CEO Bernd Brust and the Cole-Parmer management team.  As part of the transaction, GTCR will acquire a majority stake in Cole-Parmer, while Golden Gate Capital and management will retain a significant minority stake in the business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team included transactional partners Sanford E. Perl, Michael Weed, Jeremy Veit and Chris Thomas, and associates Lauren Yeager, Andrew Struckmeyer and Kristina Mooradian; tax partners David Kung and Devin Heckman; employee benefits partner Robert Zitko and associate Mark Lennon; employment & labor partner Matthew Keiser and associate Melissa Soares; technology & IP transactions partner John Lynn and associate Amaya Gaston; international trade & national security associates Luci Hague and William Phalen; environmental partner Paul Tanaka and associate Lindsay Dofelmier; real estate partner Roberto Miceli; executive compensation partner Matt Jones and associate Rebecca Liu; antitrust & competition partners Sarah Jordan and Michael Thorpe, and associates Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and James Parkinson; and debt finance partner Jocelyn Hirsch and associate Carolyn Aiken.