Press Release

Kirkland Represents Industrial Growth Partners on Sale of Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc. to Sentinel Capital Partners

Kirkland & Ellis advised Industrial Growth Partners (IGP) on the sale of Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc. (SPL) to an affiliate of Sentinel Capital Partners in a transaction that closed on April 7, 2022. SPL is a leader in testing, inspection and certification services for energy and environmental markets, serving over 1,700 customers worldwide. Kirkland advised IGP on its acquisition of SPL in 2016 and several subsequent add-on acquisitions, including American Measurement Services in 2017, Zelva Holdings and Atchafalaya Measurement in 2018, Banded Iron US in 2019, and Assured Flow Solutions and Oxidor Laboratories in 2021.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Hamed Meshki, Luke Guerra and Evan Roberts and included associates Spencer Brass, Sam Hirsch and Christopher Santana, debt finance partner Nisha Kanchanapoomi and associate Tina He, tax partner Anne Kim and associate Joe Mandry, executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associates Daniel Rios and Tony Guan, environmental transactions partner Michael Saretsky and associate Caitlin Meagher, labor and employment partner Michael Schulman, employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Theodore Brown, real estate partner Rob Miceli and associate Brandon Hermans, technology & IP transactions partner Matthew Lovell, international trade partner Mario Mancuso and associates Anais Bourbon and Jeremy Iloulian, and antitrust partners Jill Ross and Katherine Rocco and associate Ben Feis, and M&A clearance director Kurt Wunderlich.