KPS’s $425 Million Acquisition of TaylorMade


Paul, Weiss is representing KPS Capital Partners, LP in its $425 million acquisition of golf equipment designer and manufacturer TaylorMade Golf Company from adidas AG.

Roughly half of the sum will be paid in cash, with the remainder a combination of secured note and contingent considerations. TaylorMade’s well-known golf brands include TaylorMade, Adams and Ashworth. Completion of the transaction is expected later in 2017.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture) and Monica Thurmond and counsel Lindsey Wiersma; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; tax partner David Mayo; real estate partner Peter Fisch; litigation partners Allan Arffa and Aidan Synnott and counsel Peter Jaffe; bankruptcy partner Jeffrey Saferstein; employee benefits counsel Reuven Falik; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

Involved fees earner: Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Monica Thurmond – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsey Wiersma – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Mayo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Allan Arffa – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Jaffe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Saferstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Reuven Falik – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Elliott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: KPS Capital Partners, LP;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti