ABRA Auto Body & Glass’ combination with Caliber Collision


Simpson Thacher represented Hellman & Friedman and ABRA Auto Body & Glass in the combination of ABRA and OPE Caliber Holdings Inc. (d/b/a Caliber Collision).

The financial terms of the transaction were not announced. Caliber is the largest collision repair company in America with 600+ I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers. Caliber is consistently ranked among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry and backs all repair work with a written, lifetime warranty available at any of its repair centers. ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services, specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement, backed by a lifetime national warranty.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Mike Wolfson (Picture), Rich Capelouto, Atif Azher, Simon Chiu, Usman Arain, Mark Myott, Fred de Albuquerque, Jeremy Bethel and Adam Spaulding (M&A); Brian Steinhardt, Matthew Farrell and Dorothy Hector (Credit); David Rubinsky, Erin Murphy and Annie Kim (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Peter Thomas, John Goheen, Andrew Hasty and Tomi Mendel (Antitrust); Marcela Robledo (Intellectual Property); Katharine Moir, Tyler Robinson, and Jacqueline Clinton (Tax); and Tim Mulvihill (Environmental).

Involved fees earner: Usman Arain – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Atif Azher – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeremy Bethel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rich Capelouto – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Simon Chiu – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jacqueline Clinton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Frederick De Albuquerque – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Farrell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Goheen – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Hasty – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dorothy Hector – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Annie Kim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tomi Mendel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Timothy Mulvihill – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Erin Murphy – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Mark Myott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tyler Robinson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Rubinsky – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Spaulding – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Steinhardt – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Thomas – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Wolfson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP ; Hellman & Friedman;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti