Pamplona’s Acquisition of Pelsis

Kirkland & Ellis advised Pamplona Capital Management on the deal. McDermott Will & Emery advised Golub Capital LLC, as lender, on the cross-border financing of the acquisition.

Pamplona Capital Management executed the acquisition of Pelsis, a global manufacturer and distributor of pest control products. Employing over 600 people across fifteen facilities in Western Europe and the US, Pelsis is recognised for its technical products and innovation and is a trusted global supplier to the world’s largest pest control operators, distributors and retailers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  

Pamplona Capital Management is a specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity and other diversified strategies. With offices in New York, London, Madrid, and Malta, Pamplona manages over $11 billion in assets.

Golub Capital is a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and credit asset manager, with over $40 billion of capital under management. It specializes in delivering reliable, creative and compelling financing solutions to companies backed by private equity sponsors. The firm’s sponsor finance expertise also forms the foundation of our Late Stage Lending, Broadly Syndicated Loan and Opportunistic Credit investment programs.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Rachel Greenhalgh (Picture) and David Holdsworth, corporate associates Amelia Rolfe and Jin Yi Lee and debt finance partners Kirsteen Nicol and Alexander van der Gaag. 

McDermott’s cross-border team was led by partner Aymen Mahmoud and included partners Mark Fine and James Ross with associate Giulia Venanzoni. Partners Kathy Schumacher, Alexander Farr, paralegal Atoosa Nowrouzi (Chicago) and partner Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly and associate Stanislas Chenu (Paris) also advised.

Involved fees earner: Rachel Greenhalgh – Kirkland & Ellis; David Holdsworth – Kirkland & Ellis; Jin Yi Lee – Kirkland & Ellis; Kirsteen Nicol – Kirkland & Ellis; Amelia Rolfe – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexander van der Gaag – Kirkland & Ellis; Stanislas Chenu – McDermott Will & Emery; Alex Farr – McDermott Will & Emery; Mark Fine – McDermott Will & Emery; Aymen Mahmoud – McDermott Will & Emery; Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly – McDermott Will & Emery; James Ross – McDermott Will & Emery; Kathy Schumacher – McDermott Will & Emery; Giulia Venanzoni – McDermott Will & Emery;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; McDermott Will & Emery;

Clients: Golub Capital LLC; Pamplona Capital Management;