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Latham & Watkins Advises on Financing to Support AEA Investors’ Acquisition of Burke Porter Group

August 1, 2022
Firm represents the direct lender in the transaction.

AEA Investors' Middle Market Private Equity team announced that it has acquired Burke Porter Group Company, a leading global provider of automated diagnostic, testing and production solutions serving life science and specialty industrial end markets, from CEL Global Investment Fund, L.P.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented the direct lender to support the transaction with a finance team led by New York partners Stelios Saffos and Nicole Fanjul, with associates Sam Chaturvedi, Tony Zhou, and Sharon Yin. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Bora Bozkurt, with associate Michael Yu; on uniform commercial code matters by New York partner Larry Safran, with counsel Brian Rock; on intellectual property and data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with Los Angeles associate Nicole Nour; on FDA regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. associate Chad Jennings; on environment, land & resources matters by Los Angeles/Houston counsel Joshua Marnitz, with Houston associate Joseph Kmetz; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. associate Alli Hugi; on anti-corruption matters by New York partner Matthew Salerno; on HIPAA and privacy matters by Washington, D.C. associate Jimmy Smith; on labor and employment matters by Chicago associate Laura Waller; and on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson.