Platinum Equity’s Acquisition of The Cabinetworks Group

Ropes & Gray represented American Industrial Partners in the transaction.

Platinum Equity has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Cabinetworks Group (“Cabinetworks”) from American Industrial Partners, GIC and other equity holders.

Cabinetworks is the largest independently owned manufacturer and distributor of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States under the nation’s leading brands, including KraftMaid, Medallion, Smart, Merillat, Yorktowne, Echelon, Advanta, Studio Full Access, Master WoodCraft, and Cabinets 2000.

American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets.

BofA Securities and Barclays served as financial advisors to Cabinetworks. 

The Ropes & Gray team that represented American Industrial Partners was led by private equity partner Bob Rivollier (New York; Picture), and included private equity partner Daniel Evans (Boston) and private equity associate Ishan Jhingran (New York), employment, executive compensation & benefits partners Alexandra Alperovich and Danna Kivell (both of New York), real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston), tax partner Aaron Harsh (Boston) and tax associate Tristan Evans-Wilent (New York), finance partner Stefanie Birkmann (New York) and finance associate Dan Coyne (Boston).

Involved fees earner: Alexandra Alperovich – Ropes & Gray; Peter Alpert – Ropes & Gray; Stefanie Birkmann – Ropes & Gray; Daniel Coyne – Ropes & Gray; Daniel Evans – Ropes & Gray; Tristan Evans-Wilent – Ropes & Gray; Aaron Harsh – Ropes & Gray; Ishan Jhingran – Ropes & Gray; Danna Kivell – Ropes & Gray; Bob Rivollier – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: American Industrial Partners;

Author: Martina Bellini