Columbus McKinnon’s Acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems


Simpson Thacher has advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as lead financial advisor to Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) in its proposed all-cash acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems, a business of Konecranes PLC.

STAHL CraneSystems is a leading manufacturer of explosion-protected hoists and crane components and is well known for its custom engineering of lifting solutions and hoisting technology. The transaction value for the acquisition is $240 million with an earn-out potential up to $246 million, if certain earnings goals are met for calendar year 2016.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Sebastian Tiller (Picture), Rob Spatt and Ashleigh Taylor (M&A).

Involved fees earner: Sebastian Tiller – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Spatt – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: JP Morgan Securities;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti