Charlesbank Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Empire Today

Ropes & Gray represented Charlesbank Capital Partners in the transaction.

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC closed its agreement to acquire Empire Today, which is a home improvement and home furnishing company based in Northlake, Illinois, specializing in installed carpet, flooring and window treatments. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception. Focused on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, the firm seeks to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth.

The Ropes & Gray team that represented Charlesbank was led by private equity associate PJ Sullivan (Picture) and private equity partner Taylor Hart (both of Boston), and included private equity associates Catherine Simes, Connie Shen, Brandon Winer, Matthew Engellenner and Emerson Almeida (all of Boston), finance partner Michael Lee (Boston), tax partner Pamela Glazier (Boston), employment, executive compensation & benefits partners Douglas Brayley (Boston) and Joshua Lichtenstein (New York), real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston), strategic transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York) and Erica Han (Boston), data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Kevin Angle (Boston), tax associate Denise Sohn (New York) and employment, executive compensation & benefits associate Gauri Punjabi (Boston).

Involved fees earner: Emerson Almeida – Ropes & Gray; Peter Alpert – Ropes & Gray; Kevin Angle – Ropes & Gray; Douglas Brayley – Ropes & Gray; Thomas Burke – Ropes & Gray; Matthew Engellenner – Ropes & Gray; Pamela Glazier – Ropes & Gray; Erica Han – Ropes & Gray; Taylor Hart – Ropes & Gray; Michael Lee – Ropes & Gray; Joshua Lichtenstein – Ropes & Gray; Gauri Punjabi – Ropes & Gray; Connie Shen – Ropes & Gray; Catherine Simes – Ropes & Gray; Denise Sohn – Ropes & Gray; Paul Sullivan – Ropes & Gray; Brandon Winer – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC;

Author: Martina Bellini