Industrial Growth Partners’ Acquisition of Electric Power Systems


Kirkland & Ellis represented Industrial Growth Partners on the deal

Industrial Growth Partners, in partnership with management, has acquired Electric Power Systems International, Inc. (EPS).

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, EPS is a leading provider of outsourced electrical engineering, testing, repair and maintenance services. EPS focuses on highly technical testing and engineering services that occur in electrical substations covering a broad range of equipment including protective relay and control systems, breakers, transformers, batteries and switchgear. EPS is distinguished within the industry by its premier safety record, reputation of service quality and breadth of service offering and geographic coverage. These efforts have enabled EPS to develop strong relationships with its customers, including many of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Hamed Meshki (Picture) and included corporate associates Evan Roberts and Melody Soroudi; finance partner Nisha Kanchanapoomi and associate Whang Ki (Josh) Jang; tax partners Russell Light and Josh McLane and associate Christopher Worek; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Emily Morrison; labor and employment partner John S. Irving and associate Sydney Jones; real estate partners Roberto Miceli and Joshua Faulkner; executive compensation partner Michael Krasnovsky and associate Malhar Naik; environmental transactional partner Paul Tanaka and associate Maureen Stringham; technology & IP transactions partner Matthew Lovell and associate Andy Dykstra; and international trade partner Mario Mancuso and associates Luci Hague and Jeremy Iloulian.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Antinossi – Kirkland & Ellis; Andy Dykstra – Kirkland & Ellis; Joshua Faulkner – Kirkland & Ellis; Luci Hague – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Iloulian – Kirkland & Ellis; John Irving – Kirkland & Ellis; Sydney Jones – Kirkland & Ellis; Whang Ki Josh Jang – Kirkland & Ellis; Nisha Kanchanapoomi – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Krasnovsky – Kirkland & Ellis; Russell Light – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Lovell – Kirkland & Ellis; Mario Mancuso – Kirkland & Ellis; Josh McLane – Kirkland & Ellis; Hamed Meshki – Kirkland & Ellis; Roberto Miceli – Kirkland & Ellis; Emily Morrison – Kirkland & Ellis; Malhar Naik – Kirkland & Ellis; Evan Roberts – Kirkland & Ellis; Melody Soroudi – Kirkland & Ellis; Maureen Stringham – Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Tanaka – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Worek – Kirkland & Ellis;

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