11 05 2016

Clayton Dubilier & Rice acquires Kalle GmbH from Silverfleet

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Kirkland & Ellis and Shearman Sterling have advised on the deal


Bank of Ireland, ING, UniCredit, BNP, HSBC, SG, CACIB, SMBC and Oaktree have committed to providing debt financing for the transaction. Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice invests in European and U.S-based businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $21 billion in 66 companies representing a broad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $100 billion. Kalle manufactures and supplies casings for the protein-processing industry, including pork, beef, poultry and vegan protein categories. With operations across nine countries, the company generated 2015 revenues of more than €281 million. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised with a team including Markus Paul and Andreas von Werder. Debevoise advised CD&R on financing and tax aspects of the deal. The Debevoise team advising CD&R was led by London finance partner Alan Davies (Picture) and included associates Julia Keppe, Gregg Young and Felix Paterson. Tax advice was provided by London partner Matthew D. Saronson and international counsel Cécile Beurrier. Kirkland & Ellis  represented Silverfleet with a team including Jörg Kirchner, Nicole Schlatter (Corporate/M&A), Shaun Goodman, James Mutchnik (Antitrust), Markus Feil, Matthew Merkle (Banking & Finance), Oded Schein (Tax), Bernhard Guthy, Mark Aschenbrenner (M&A), Annie Herdman (Antitrust), Tim Volkheimer (Banking)
Shearman & Sterling represented Silverfleet with Winfried Carli,  Matthias Weissinger and Andreas Breu (Banking & Finance) Involved fees earner: Alan Davies - Debevoise & Plimpton; Julia Keppe - Debevoise & Plimpton; Gregg Young - Debevoise & Plimpton; Felix Paterson - Debevoise & Plimpton; Matthew Saronson - Debevoise & Plimpton; Cécile Beurrier - Debevoise & Plimpton; Markus Paul - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andreas von Werder - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Winfried Carli - Shearman & Sterling; Matthias Weissinger - Shearman & Sterling; Andreas Breu - Shearman & Sterling; Jörg Kirchner - Kirkland & Ellis; Nicole Schlatter - Kirkland & Ellis; Bernhard Guthy - Kirkland & Ellis; Mark Aschenbrenner - Kirkland & Ellis; Shaun Goodman - Kirkland & Ellis; James Mutchnik - Kirkland & Ellis; Annie Herdman - Kirkland & Ellis; Markus Feil - Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Merkle - Kirkland & Ellis; Tim Volkheimer - Kirkland & Ellis; Oded Schein - Kirkland & Ellis;

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