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Ropes & Gray Represents CCMP and HMAN Group Holdings in Merger with Landcadia Holdings III SPAC

Practices: Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance, Tax, Employment, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

Ropes & Gray represented CCMP Capital Advisors and HMAN Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Hillman Group, Inc. in a merger agreement with Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction was announced on Jan. 25. The press release is here.

The agreement will result in Hillman becoming a publicly listed company. Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Hillman Solutions Corp. and remain listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “HLMN.” Hillman is a leader in the hardware and home improvement industry.

The team advising CCMP and Hillman is led by private equity partners David Blittner and Laura Steinke (both of New York), and included private equity partner Carl Marcellino (New York), mergers & acquisitions partner Craig Marcus (Boston), debt finance partner Jay Kim (New York), tax partner Adam Greenwood (New York), employment, executive compensation & benefits partners Alexandra Alperovich (New York) and Megan Bisk (Boston), employment, executive compensation & benefits counsel Claire Rosa (Boston).

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