Snow Phipps Group’s Acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution


Simpson Thacher Snow Phipps Group in connection with Snow Phipps’ acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, BlackHawk is a leading distributor of cutting tools, abrasives and industrial MRO products used in manufacturing, aerospace & defense, energy, auto aftermarket, construction, general industrial, medical and agriculture applications.

Snow Phipps is a private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments and generally targets platform investments in the industrials, business services and consumer industries with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million.

The Simpson Thacher team included Mark Pflug (Picture), Jeongseok Jay Yu and Jessica Bragg (M&A); Gary Mandel, Dmitry Zelik and Christopher J. Murray (Tax); James Cross, Edward Bersuder and Sonia Gupta (Credit); Larry Moss, Monisha Bhayana and Adam Cohen (ECEB); Peter Guryan, Ellen L. Frye and Joshua Hazan (Antitrust); Adeeb Fadil and Noreen Lavan (Environmental); Lori Lesser and Marcela Robledo (IP); Steven DeLott (Insurance); and Krista McManus (Real Estate).

Involved fees earner: Mark Pflug – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeongseok Jay Yu – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jessica Bragg – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gary Mandel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dmitry Zelik – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christopher Murray – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Edward Bersuder – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sonia Gupta – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Monisha Bhayana – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Cohen – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ellen Frye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joshua Hazan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adeeb Fadil – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Noreen Lavan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Snow Phipps Group, LLC;