Brightstar Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Gateway Bobcat

Holland & Knight represented Brightstar Capital Partners in the transaction

Brightstar Capital Partners, a private investment firm that partners with closely held, family-owned middle market companies, announced the acquisition of Gateway Bobcat, LLC, in partnership with Gateway Bobcat’s Founder and CEO Dan Anich, President Mike Allen, and members of its leadership team.

The transaction is the first through Brightstar’s newly-formed company, InfraServ US, LLC, which will serve as an industrial equipment dealership and services platform.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Bobcat is a provider of Bobcat® and Doosan®-branded industrial equipment, and has grown rapidly from a single dealership in 1990 to 11 locations across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In addition to serving as a dealer of new and used equipment, Gateway Bobcat maintains a rental fleet as well as a significant parts and services offering.

Holland & Knight Partners Stephen Dietrich (Picture), Mark Melton and Senior Counsel Sarah Seedig led the firm’s representation of Brightstar.

Involved fees earner: Stephen Dietrich – Holland & Knight; Mark Melton – Holland & Knight; Sarah Seedig – Holland & Knight;

Law Firms: Holland & Knight;

Clients: Brightstar Capital Partners ;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti