Ropes & Gray represented Berkshire Partners in its recapitalization transaction with Fast Growing Trees, LLC. Terms of the transaction, announced on Sept. 13, were not disclosed. The press release is here.
Fast Growing Trees, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina. is the leading direct-to-consumer e-commerce retailer of trees and plants. Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based firm with a 35-year investment history during which it has made more than 135 private equity investments.
The Ropes & Gray team that represented Berkshire Partners was led by private equity partners Taylor Hart and Christian Westra and private equity associates Annie Sipe and Joshua Spector, and included tax partner Pamela Glazier, employment, executive compensation and employee benefits partner Renata Ferrari (all of Boston), private capital transactions partner Arek Maczka (New York), data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Fran Faircloth (Washington, D.C.), employment, executive compensation & benefits counsel Stephanie Bruce (Boston), strategic transactions counsel Emilia Cannella (Boston), strategic transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York), employment, executive compensation and employee benefits associate Kyle Higley (Boston) and private capital transactions associate Jeffrey Lang (New York).
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