Press Release January 06, 2015

Goodwin Advises Partners Group in $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Dynacast

A team of Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised Partners Group in connection with the global investment manager’s announced acquisition of a controlling stake in Dynacast International. The transaction has an enterprise value of $1.1 billion and is expected to close in February 2015.

Partners Group, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 33 billion (over USD 40 billion) in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. In addition to its headquarters, Partners has offices in 17 cities around the world. The firm employs over 700 people, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 7 billion (over USD 7 billion) and has a major ownership by its partners and employees.

Founded nearly 80 years ago, Dynacast International is a global manufacturer of small, highly complex metal components. The company uses proprietary precision die-casting and metal injection molding (MIM) technologies to produce customized, high-volume components with complex shapes and tight tolerances. Dynacast is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has 23 manufacturing plants in 16 countries worldwide. The company’s client base includes businesses in the automotive, telecommunications, computing, consumer electronics, and healthcare industries.

The Goodwin team advising on the transaction was led by John LeClaire and Jane Greyf, and included partners Howard Cubell, Laura Rupenian, Milena Tantcheva, Scott Webster, Albert Solecki, and Richard Matheny, senior attorney Nathan Brodeur, and associate James Mattus.

Additional information about the deal is included in the Dynacast press release.