Abry Partners’ Acquisition Of Franklin Energy Group


Paul, Weiss represented Franklin Energy Group, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, LLC, in its sale to Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners.

Franklin Energy Services, LLC implements and manages energy efficiency programs. The Company delivers clients energy saving goals through program implementation practices and engineering consultations. Franklin Energy Services serves utilities, municipalities, and state governments throughout the United States.

Abry Partners II, LLC operates as a private equity investment firm. The Company invests in media, communications, business, and information service sectors.

Harris Williams & Co. acted as financial advisor and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as legal advisor to Franklin Energy. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Abry.

The Paul, Weiss team advising Franklin Energy and Kohlberg included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture)and Thomas de la Bastide; tax partner Lindsay Parks; litigation partner Aidan Synnott; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; real estate partner Meredith Kane; employee benefits counsel Reuven Falik; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

Involved fees earner: Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Chuck Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Meredith Kane – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Franklin Energy group;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti