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Latham & Watkins Advises TorQuest Partners and CDPQ on US$1.9 Billion Sale of Barrette Outdoor Living

June 6, 2022
Multidisciplinary deal team represents the Canada-based private equity firms.

CRH plc, the global leader in building materials solutions, has announced that it has reached an agreement with TorQuest Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to acquire Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. (Barrette), North America’s leading provider of residential fencing and railing solutions for an enterprise value of US$1.9 billion, representing an acquisition multiple of c.10x EBITDA pre-synergies.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents TorQuest Partners and CDPQ in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Century City partner Jordan Miller, with associates Alexandra McArthur, Stan Onyeador, and Mark Goshgarian. Advice was also provided on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Austin Ozawa, with associate Jaye Han; on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Eric Cho, with associate Jeremiah Cowen; on environmental matters by New York counsel David Langer; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associate Sebastian Moss; on real estate matters by Los Angeles partner Kim Boras, with associate Ann McAdam; on antitrust matters by Bay Area partner Joshua Holian; and on labor and employment matters by Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas, with associate Laura Waller.