GTCR’s artnership with Charles A. Nicolais to form Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions, Inc.


Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented GTCR, which announced on February 1, 2017, that it has entered into a partnership with Charles A. Nicolais to form Ceba-Tech Specialty Solutions, Inc.

The new company, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, will focus on acquiring companies and assets in the specialty chemicals, materials and ingredients industry as part of a strategy to build a market leading company in the space. GTCR will invest in Ceba-Tech from GTCR Fund XI, a private equity fund with $3.85 billion of equity capital commitments, alongside a substantial investment from Mr. Nicolais, a 30-year veteran.

The Kirkland team included corporate partners Sanford Perl (Picture) and Michael Weed, technology and IP transactions partner Matthew Lovell and corporate associate Trevor Mayer.

Involved fees earner: Sanford Perl – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Weed – Kirkland & Ellis; Trevor Mayer – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Lovell – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: GTCR;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti