Kirkland & Ellis advised KKR, a leading global investment firm, on its acquisition of Bettcher Industries, a leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing equipment and associated aftermarket parts and consumables, from MPE Partners. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ohio, Bettcher is a trusted provider of innovative, semi-automated handheld tools and automated equipment for thousands of beef, pork and poultry processing plants globally. KKR is making its investment in Bettcher Industries through its North American private equity strategy. Further terms were not disclosed.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Jennifer Perkins, Andrew Arons and Francisco Morales Barron, and debt finance partner Eric Wedel.