Kohlberg & Company’s Acquisition of Myers EPS

Dechert advised Myers EPS on the deal, while Paul, Weiss advised Kohlberg & Company.

Kohlberg & Company, LLC executed the acquisition of Myers EPS, a leading designer & manufacturer of highly engineered emergency lighting backup power technology, from Graham Partners. Graham will retain a significant ownership position in Myers EPS. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, Myers EPS is the preeminent manufacturer of backup power solutions for emergency lighting. The company provides integrated technology solutions mandated by building and construction safety codes to mission critical industries such as data centers, government buildings, distribution warehouses, and healthcare centers.

The Dechert team was led by corporate partner Jeffrey Legath (Picture) and included corporate partner Henry Nassau, and associates Stephanie Haas, Michael Balent and Michelle Lee; tax partner Joshua Milgrim, and associates Ishani Kundu and George Davis; employee benefits partner David Jones, and associates Baraka Nasari and Andrew Braid; intellectual property partner Joshua Rawson; global finance partner Sarah Gelb and associate Sean Rosenthal; labor counsel Ian Downes; environmental partner Abbi Cohen; real estate counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas; and antitrust partner James Fishkin, counsels Beverly Ang and Michael Okkonen, and associate Jonathan Greengarden.

Paul, Weiss advised Kohlberg & Company with corporate partners Angelo Bonvino, Sarah Stasny, Thomas de la Bastide, John Kennedy and Robert Zochowski, and counsel Suhan Shim; tax partner Lindsay Parks; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; real estate partner Peter Fisch; litigation partner Aidan Synnott; executive compensation counsel Meghan Fox, Reuven Falik and Jacob Glazeski; antitrust counsel Yuni Sobel and Marta Kelly; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

Involved fees earner: Beverly Ang – Dechert; Michael Balent – Dechert; Andrew Braid – Dechert; Abbi Cohen – Dechert; George Davis – Dechert; Ian Downes – Dechert; James Fishkin – Dechert; Sarah Gelb – Dechert; Jonathan Greengarden – Dechert; Stephanie Haas – Dechert; David Jones – Dechert; Ishani Kundu – Dechert; Michelle Lee – Dechert; Jeffrey Legath – Dechert; Joshua Milgrim – Dechert; Baraka Nasari – Dechert; Henry Nassau – Dechert; Michael Okkonen – Dechert; Francois Quintard-Morenas – Dechert; Joshua Rawson – Dechert; Sean Rosenthal – Dechert; Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Meghan Fox – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jacob Glazeski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Suhan Shim – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Yuni Sobel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Sarah Stasny – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Zochowski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Dechert; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.; Myers Emergency Power Systems;

Author: Martina Bellini