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Latham & Watkins Advises Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. in Acquisition by Affiliate of Platinum Equity

August 9, 2019
A cross-office corporate team guided the US$1.9 billion transaction.

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WAIR), one of the world’s leading distributors and providers of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity in a transaction valued at approximately US$1.9 billion. 

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Wesco in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Washington, D.C. partner Daniel Lennon and Chicago partner Bradley Faris, with associates Victoria VanStekelenburg, Sarah Kang, and Bharath Mohan. Advice was also provided on capital markets matters by Washington, D.C. partners Rachel Sheridan, Jason Licht, and Brian Miller, with associate Jonathan Drory; on financing matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jennifer Van Driesen; on tax matters by New York partner David Raab, with associate Eric Kamerman; on employee benefits matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum, with associate Stephanie Jeane; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Steven Betensky, with associate Pelin Serpin; on environmental matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barrett, with associate Laura Glickman; on government contracts matters by Washington, D.C. partner David Hazelton and Washington, D.C. counsel Kyle Jefcoat, with associate Dean Baxtresser; on anti-corruption and sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. partners Les Carnegie and Erin Brown Jones, with associate Andrew Galdes; and on real estate matters by New York partner Dara Denberg, with associate Shira Bressler.