Kirkland Counsels Janus International Group, Inc. on Agreement to Acquire DBCI
Kirkland & Ellis advised Janus International Group, Inc. (NYSE: JBI) (Janus), a global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage industry, on its agreement to acquire DBCI, a manufacturer of steel roll-up doors and building products for both the commercial and self-storage industries and a part of Cornerstone Building Brands (NYSE: CNR). The acquisition broadens Janus’s customer set by gaining direct access to DBCI’s core general contractor and distributor base and provides an opportunity to deliver more comprehensive, value-added solutions for DBCI’s customers from Janus. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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