Press Release

Kirkland Advises ORIX Capital Partners and its Portfolio Company Specialty Welding and Turnarounds in Acquisition of Midwest Cooling Tower Services

Kirkland & Ellis counseled ORIX Capital Partners and its portfolio company Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, LLC (SWAT), a leading provider of highly technical maintenance services to the chemical, refinery, renewable, and industrial markets, on its acquisition of Midwest Cooling Tower Services (Midwest).  Midwest provides mission-critical cooling tower solutions including inspection, maintenance & repair, specialty distribution, and rental.  Pro forma for the Midwest acquisition, SWAT employs more than 2,100 people and boasts a blue chip customer base across the U.S.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Kevin Crews and Courtney Roane and associates Catharine Hansard, Sara Phipps and Ben Moore; debt finance partner Kimberly Perdue and associates Layton Bell and Glenn Gavin; tax partner Lane Morgan and associate Courtney Loyack; ESG & impact partner Alexandra Farmer; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler and associate Tom Kotlowski; employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Caitlin Pyrce; environmental transactions partner Toby Chun and associate Carter Vella; labor & employment partner Richard Kidd and associates Jackson Phinney and Kayla Davis; technology & IP transactions partner Shellie Freedman; antitrust partner Michael Thorpe; and international trade & national security partners Ivan Schlager and Nathan Mitchell.