Kohlberg & Company’s acquisition of Senneca Holdings, Inc.


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to Kohlberg. Antares Capital, Golub Capital, Partners Group and Goldman Sachs Asset Management led the debt financing for the transaction. Ropes & Gray represented Audax Private Equity and Senneca Holdings, Inc.


Senneca Holdings, Inc., the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of specialty doors and enclosures for commercial and industrial end markets, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. , a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York, from Audax Private Equity.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Senneca designs and manufactures a broad portfolio of built-to-order specialty doors including traffic doors, flexible strip doors, specialty glass doors, and data center enclosures under industry leading brands such as Chase™, Eliason™, TMI™, Thermoseal™ and SubZero™. Founded in 1932, Senneca offers superior design and engineering processes enabling the Company to support a diverse set of customers across multiple end markets.

Paul, Weiss represented Kohlberg & Company with a team including partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture), Thomas de la Bastide, Nicholas Smolansky, Julie Martinelli; tax partners Lindsay Parks and Brad Okun; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; real estate partner Meredith Kane; environmental counsel William O’Brien; employee benefits counsel Reuven Falik; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

Ropes & Gray represented Audax Private Equity and Senneca Holdings, Inc. with a team including Kendrick Chow and private equity associates Adam Leamon and Benjamin Dionne.

Involved fees earner: Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Nicholas Smolansky – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Julie Martinelli – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brad Okun – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Meredith Kane – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Kendrick Chow – Ropes & Gray; Adam Leamon – Ropes & Gray; Benjamin Dionne – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.; Audax Private Equity Fund L.P; Senneca Holdings, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti