Sun Capital Partners’ Acquisition of VantaCore Partners LLC


Kirkland & Ellis represented leading private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, in partnership with StonePoint Materials LLC, in a definitive agreement to acquire VantaCore Partners LLC

Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies,in partnership with StonePoint Materials LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VantaCore Partners LLC.

VantaCore is a leading producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel for infrastructure, energy, commercial, residential, and other markets. StonePoint Materials was founded in 2017 by former executive members of VantaCore, with the objective of creating a national aggregates and construction materials company, through both acquisition and internal growth.

Operating across eight states, VantaCore has over 7.6 million tons of annual production and offers complementary asphalt production and paving services in Tennessee and Kentucky. VantaCore operates several companies acquired since its founding in 2006, including Laurel Aggregates, Winn Materials, Southern Aggregates, and McIntosh Construction.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Douglas Gessner (Picture), Jeremy Liss and Matthew Arenson, and associates Jeffrey Swatzell and Kaycie Rupp.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Arenson – Kirkland & Ellis; Douglas Gessner – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Liss – Kirkland & Ellis; Kaycie Rupp – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeffrey Swatzell – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Sun Capital Partners;