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Ropes & Gray Represents H.I.G. Capital in its Acquisition of BECO Holding Company

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Ropes & Gray represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of BECO (“BHC”) Holding Company, the leading provider of critical fire life safety solutions, from Behrman Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal was announced on Nov. 4 in a press release.\

H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative investment firm with over $45 billion of equity capital under management. BHC, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a wide range of value-added distribution and critical fire and life-safety management services enabled by proprietary technology tools.

 The Ropes & Gray team that represented H.I.G. Capital was led by private equity partners Michael Roh (Boston) and Daniel Evans (New York), leveraged finance partner Stefanie Birkmann (New York) and counsel Nichole Lopez-Tackett (Chicago), tax partner Lee Allison (New York), employment, executive compensation & benefits partner Matthew Jones (Chicago) and counsel Stefanie Bruce (Boston), real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston) and senior attorney Josephine Greaves (Boston), litigation & enforcement counsel Deidre Johnson and Steven Kaye (both of Boston), IP transactions partner Megan Baca (Silicon Valley), and private equity associates Jessica Cooney and Kim Ton-That (both of New York).

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