Clearlake Capital Group’s Acquisition of BakeMark USA

Kirkland & Ellis represented Clearlake Capital Group in the transaction.

Clearlake Capital Group executed its definitive agreements to acquire BakeMark USA, a manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products and supplies, from Pamplona Capital Management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading investment firm founded in 2006 operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit, and other related strategies.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Luke Guerra (Picture) and Aisha Lavinier, and included corporate associates Edwin Cruz, Jessica Bihl and Christopher Santana, debt finance partner Brian Ford and associates Paul Kang and Jose Barragan-Monge, and tax partners Josh McLane and Anne Kim and associate Erin Mitchell.

Involved fees earner: Jose Barragan-Monge – Kirkland & Ellis; Jessica Bihl – Kirkland & Ellis; Edwin Cruz – Kirkland & Ellis; Brian Ford – Kirkland & Ellis; Luke Guerra – Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Kang – Kirkland & Ellis; Anne Kim – Kirkland & Ellis; Aisha Lavinier – Kirkland & Ellis; Josh McLane – Kirkland & Ellis; Erin Mitchell – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Santana – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.;

Author: Martina Bellini