Cerberus Capital Management’s Acquisition of CSI Businesses and Facilities


Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Reynolds Group and CSI. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP acted as legal counsel to Cerberus, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP served as legal counsel to Reynolds Group and CSI.

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., through an affiliate, executed the acquisition of the North American, Costa Rican, and Japanese businesses and related facilities of Closure Systems International from Reynolds Group Holdings Limited.

Reynolds Group will retain and continue to operate closures businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, and South America.

Reynolds Group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer beverage and foodservice packaging products.

CSI is a global leader in closure design, manufacturing, and high-speed application systems.

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with over $40 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies.

The Schulte team advising Cerberus was led by M&A and securities partners Stuart Freedman and Michael Gilligan (Picture) and associates Caitlin Cornell, Evan Johnson, Brittany Bell and Catherine Kim. The team also included intellectual property, sourcing & technology partner Edward Sadtler and special counsel Scott Kareff, environmental partner Howard Epstein and special counsel Theodore Keyes, employment & employee benefits partner Ian Levin and associate Adam Gartner, finance partners Antonio Diaz-Albertini and Kirby Chin and associate Marc Rosenberg and tax partners David Passey and Alan Waldenberg and associate Talia Jaffe.

Debevoise & Plimpton team was led by M&A partner Kevin Schmidt and included counsel Stuart Hammer and associates Benjamin Collins-Wood, Jordan Corrente Beck, James Lawrence Harrington and Vishaal Sharma, finance partner Sunil Savkar and counsel Christopher Rosekrans, tax partner Michael Bolotin and associate Molly Klinghoffer, benefits counsel J. Michael Snypes Jr., IP partner Jeffrey Cunard and associate Tigist Kassahun and antitrust partners Ted Hassi and Timothy McIver.

Involved fees earner: Molly Bailey Klinghoffer – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Bolotin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Benjamin Collins-Wood – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jordan Corrente Beck – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jeffrey Cunard – Debevoise & Plimpton; Stuart Hammer – Debevoise & Plimpton; James Harrington – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ted Hassi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tigist Kassahun – Debevoise & Plimpton; Timothy McIver – Debevoise & Plimpton; Christopher Rosekrans – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sunil William Savkar – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kevin Schmidt – Debevoise & Plimpton; Vishaal Sharma – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Snypes Jr. – Debevoise & Plimpton; Brittany Bell – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Kirby Chin – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Caitlin Cornell – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Antonio Diaz-Albertini – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Howard Epstein – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Stuart Freedman – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Adam Gartner – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Michael Gilligan – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Talia Jaffe – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Evan Johnson – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Scott Kareff – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Theodore Keyes – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Catherine Kim – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ian Levin – Schulte Roth & Zabel; David Passey – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Marc Rosenberg – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Edward Sadtler – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Alan Waldenberg – Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton; Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Clients: Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.; Closure Systems International, Inc.; Reynolds Group Holdings Limited;