CHICAGO (June 12, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery represented H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C. in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Uniqema Americas LLC, a North American subsidiary of Croda International plc, which processes naturally occurring oils and fats into a range of oleochemicals which see consumption in personal care and industrial use sectors.
The McDermott acquisition team was led by Brooks Gruemmer and included, Michael Boykins, Ted Tuerk, Keely Stewart and Eugene Garmize, with invaluable assistance from partners Tom Hefty on real estate matters, Mark Bilut on environmental matters, Dan Zucker on tax matters, Steve Erf on labour and employment matters, Alan Nesburg on employee benefits matters and Jennifer Mikulina on intellectual property matters.
McDermott Will & Emery advises private equity clients, including buy-out funds, venture capital firms, hedge funds, real estate funds and other alternative investment vehicles, doing business principally in the U.S., European and Asian markets. Lawyers based in our U.S. and European offices have played a leading role in hundreds of private equity transactions, for both public and private companies, ranging in size from less than $100 million to more than $45 billion. McDermott’s strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai provides additional private equity experience.
H.I.G. Capital L.L.C. (“H.I.G.”) is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $4.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding, H.I.G. has completed more than 75 transactions. The firm currently manages a portfolio of more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of $7 billion. For more information, please contact Rick Rosen or Keval Patel, or refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com