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Ropes & Gray Represents HDT Global in Acquisition of Berg Companies

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Ropes & Gray represented HDT Global in its acquisition of Berg Companies, Inc. The acquisition was announced Sept. 18. Berg manufactures hard and soft wall shelter systems, fuel and water systems and power management solutions. 

HDT Global, headquartered in Solon, Ohio, is widely recognized for its industry-leading production of state-of-the-art, fully integrated expeditionary solutions, including shelters, generators, heaters, air filtration devices, robotics and other engineered technologies, currently used by U.S. and allied military units worldwide, as well as civilian government and commercial customers.  The Berg acquisition will complement HDT’s current portfolio, moving HDT forward in its mission to provide superior mobile infrastructure products to war fighters and U.S. allies globally and will add two facilities located in Spokane, Washington to HDT’s existing locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Charlesbank Capital acquired HDT in September 2014. 

The Ropes & Gray team was led by mergers & acquisitions partner Jane Goldstein (Boston) and private equity associate PJ Sullivan (Boston), and included tax partner Leo Arnaboldi (New York); benefits partner Jenny Rikoski (Boston), real estate & environmental partner Peter Alpert (Boston), IP transactions counsel Tom Burke (New York), labor & employment senior attorney Sean Smith (Boston), private equity associate John Galvin (Boston), tax associate Aaron Lichter (New York), benefits associate Dan Li (New York), real estate associate James Long (Boston), finance associates Dan Coyne and Stephanie Ragland (both of Boston), IP transactions associate Giancarlo Lee (Chicago), corporate associate Brandon Winer (Boston), and corporate paralegal Ed DeLuca (Boston).

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