KPS Capital’s $1.8 Billion Acquisition Of Howden

Paul, Weiss represented KPS Capital Partners in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Howden from Colfax Corporation. Kirkland & Ellis advised Colfax Corporation on the transaction.

Howden is a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products and services to the industrial, power, oil & gas and mining industries.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as lead financial advisor, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP as legal advisor, to Colfax. Barclays Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and BNP Paribas Securities Corp. are also acting as financial advisors to Colfax.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture), Monica Thurmond and Catherine Goodall and counsel David Epstein, Nathan Sawyer and Gabriella Toossi; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Uri Horowitz; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; tax partner David Mayo; real estate partner Peter Fisch; international trade counsel Richard Elliott; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners David Feirstein and Daniel Wolf and associates Laura Umbrecht and Alyssa McAnney; and tax partner Dean Shulman and associate Tristan Evans-Wilent.

Involved fees earner: Tristan Evans-Wilent – Kirkland & Ellis; David Feirstein – Kirkland & Ellis; Alyssa McAnney – Kirkland & Ellis; Dean Shulman – Kirkland & Ellis; Laura Umbrecht – Kirkland & Ellis; Daniel Wolf – Kirkland & Ellis; Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Epstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Gaines – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Catherine Goodall – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Chuck Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Uri Horowitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Mayo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Nathan Sawyer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Monica Thurmond – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Gabriella Toossi – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Colfax Corporation; KPS Capital Partners, LP;