Press Release July 06, 2015

Goodwin Advises The Watermill Group on Series of Three Transactions

In the previous two months, Goodwin attorneys advised private investment firm The Watermill Group on a series of three transactions. Most recently, the firm advised Watermill on its acquisition of Quality Metalcraft, Inc. a Michigan-based producer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies. Terms of the transaction, which was announced on July 1, were not disclosed. The firm also previously advised Watermill and its portfolio company Global Tubes in its $200 million sale to AMETEK, and its portfolio company Tenere, Inc. in its acquisition of Mountain Moldings. Both transactions were announced in May.

The Watermill Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For more than three decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth. The company is based in Lexington, Mass.

The Goodwin team advising Watermill on all three matters was led by partner James Lee. The team advising on the Quality Metalcraft team included Sarah Kaehler (M&A), Milena Tantcheva and Stan Kostov (Leveraged Finance), Natascha George (Executive Compensation), Tim Holahan (Labor), Joel Lehrer (IP), Nathan Brodeur (Environmental), Craig Standish (Trust and Estates) and Kerri Garipoli (Real Estate).