Blackstone’s $5 Billion Acquisition of Chamberlain Group

Jones Day advised The Duchossois Group on the deal while Simpson Thacher advised Blackstone.

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone  announced a definitive agreement to acquire Chamberlain Group, a global leader in smart access solutions. The transaction values Chamberlain Group at approximately $5 billion.

Blackstone operates as an investment company. The Company focuses on real estate, hedge funds, private equity, leveraged lending, senior debts, and rescue financing. Blackstone serves customers worldwide.

The Chamberlain Group manufactures building products. The Company offers residential garage and commercial door openers, as well as gate entry systems. Chamberlain Group serves customers worldwide.

The Jones Day team was led by James Dougherty (Picture), Mike Murray, and Julia Feldman.

The Simpson Thacher team included Elizabeth Cooper, Anthony Vernace, Jeff Levine, Robert Harrison, Jasper Ma and Izaak Lustgarten (M&A); Jonathan Goldstein, Sophie Staples and Scott Grundei (Tax); Lori Lesser, Buzz Frahn, Bryan Jin, Alysha Sekhon and Raul Duran (Intellectual Property); Steven Klar, Benjamin Smith, Javier Rivera-Alvarado and Katie McMahon (Funds); Gregory Grogan and Harry Hudesman (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Alden Millard, Jonathan Ozner, Adam Moss and Sheena Sangal (Financing); and Krista McManus and Dennis Loiacono (Real Estate).

Involved fees earner: James Dougherty – Jones Day; Julia Feldman – Jones Day; Mike Murray – Jones Day; Benjamin Smith – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Elizabeth Cooper – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Raul Duran – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Harrison Frahn – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Goldstein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gregory Grogan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Scott Grundei – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Harrison – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Harry Hudesman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Bryan Jin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven Klar – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeffrey Levine – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dennis Loiacono – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Izaak Lustgarten – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jasper Ma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kathryn McMahon – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alden Millard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Ozner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Javier Rivera-Alvarado – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sheena Sangal – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alysha Sekhon – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Staples – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Anthony Vernace – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Jones Day; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Blackstone; Chamberlain Group;

Author: Martina Bellini