Comvest Investment Partners’s Acquisition of VanDeMark Chemical Inc.


Arnold & Porter advised Verus Investment Partners (Verus) on the deal. Comvest was advised by Kirkland & Ellis.

Comvest Partners executed its investment in VanDeMark Chemical Inc.

Headquartered in Lockport, New York and with a facility in Kazincbarcika, Hungary, VanDeMark is recognized as a worldwide leader in the production of specialty phosgene derivatives.

The Company provides unmatched expertise in the development of custom phosgene chemicals and offers a range of more than 30 chemical compounds primarily used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, plastics and polymers, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) applications.

The Arnold & Porter team included Corporate & Finance partners Stephen Koval (Picture), David Menchel, Alan Glantz, and Annette Boedeker, counsel Roxanne Mintz, and senior associates LaToya Edwards and Marisa White; Tax partner Laurie Abramowitz and associate Reuven Graber; Environmental partner Peggy Otum and associate Shannon Morrissey; Employment and Benefits partner Jeffrey London, counsel Kathleen Wechter, and associate Kathryn Geoffroy; Antitrust partner Axel Gutermuth and counsel Peter Danias; Real Estate counsel Lauretta Moran; Intellectual Property partner Kristen Riemenschneider; Government Contracts and National Security counsel Nicholas Townsend; and Privacy/Data Security counsel Nancy Perkins.

Involved fees earner: Laurie Abramowitz – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Peter Danias – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Kathryn Geoffroy – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Alan Glantz – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Reuven Graber – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Axel Gutermuth – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Stephen Koval – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Jeffrey London – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; David Menchel – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Roxanne Mintz – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Lauretta Moran – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Shannon Morrissey – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Peggy Otum – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Nancy Perkins – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Kristen Riemenschneider – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Nicholas Townsend – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Kathleen Wechter – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Marisa White – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Annette Bödeker – Kaye Scholer; LaToya Edwards – Kaye Scholer;

Law Firms: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Kaye Scholer;

Clients: Verus Investment Partners, LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti