Latham & Watkins has advised Protective Industrial Products, Inc (PIP®), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, on its acquisition of ISM Heinrich Krämer GmbH & Co. KG (ISM). PIP® is a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand protection, above-the-neck protection and workwear. ISM is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing providers of athletic inspired safety footwear. ISM is well known for their innovative footwear technology and designs, sold under the PUMA®Safety, ALBATROS®, and FOOTGUARD® brands. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the May.
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