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Ropes & Gray Represents H.I.G. Capital, LLC in Acquisition of Vantage Specialty Chemicals Holdings, Inc.

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Ropes & Gray represented H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, and its affiliates in its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Vantage Specialty Chemicals Holdings, Inc. from an affiliate of the The Jordan Company, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in October 2017 subject to customary closing conditions.

Vantage, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a leading, vertically integrated provider of sustainable, naturally derived ingredients focused on personal care, industrial, food, and consumer industries with a broad portfolio of over 2,000 products.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by mergers & acquisitions partner Carl Marcellino, finance partner Stefanie Birkmann, tax partner Adam Greenwood, benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich, labor & employment partner Megan Bisk, real estate partners Peter Alpert and Walter McCabe, life sciences partner Kellie Combs, IP transactions partner Harry Rubin and private equity associate Jessica Cooney.