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Ropes & Gray Represents Charlesbank Capital Partners in its Agreement to Acquire Empire Today

Practices: Private Equity, Finance, Employment, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Tax

Ropes & Gray represented Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC in its agreement to acquire Empire Today, which is a home improvement and home furnishing company based in Northlake, Illinois, specializing in installed carpet, flooring and window treatments. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was announced on Aug. 17. The press release is here.

 Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception. Focused on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, the firm seeks to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth.

The Ropes & Gray team that represented Charlesbank was led by private equity associate PJ Sullivan and private equity partner Taylor Hart (both of Boston), and included private equity associates Catherine Simes, Connie Shen, Brandon Winer and Emerson Almeida (all of Boston), finance partner Michael Lee (Boston), tax partner Pamela Glazier (Boston), employment, executive compensation & benefits partners Douglas Brayley (Boston) and Joshua Lichtenstein (New York), real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston), strategic transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York) and Erica Han (Boston), data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Kevin Angle (Boston), tax associate Denise Sohn (New York) and employment, executive compensation & benefits associate Gauri Punjabi (Boston).

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