Baker McKenzie represented One Equity Partners (OEP), a middle market private equity firm, in the acquisition of ORS MEDCO, a wholesaler of products used in maintenance, repair and operations for industrial and automotive end-users via a multi-jurisdictional carve-out from Essendant, Inc. 

OEP has strategically focused on structuring carve-outs of attractive industrial businesses in close partnership with management teams and corporate sellers.

Based in Northbrook, Illinois, ORS MEDCO distributes safety and security products, tools, body shop & repair products, welding, paint, chemicals, and abrasives operating through its ORS Nasco, Medco, and Nestor distribution networks. ORS MEDCO has a presence in the US, Canada and Dubai. 

The Firm advised on the acquisition and financing aspects of the corporate carve-out transaction, Partners Michael Fieweger (acquisitions) and Garry Jaunal (acquisition finance) led the cross-border, multidisciplinary team, which also included:

Private Equity

  • Michael Fieweger (Partner/Chicago)
  • Airi Hammalov (Associate/New York)
  • Josephine Bae (Associate/Chicago)
  • Aidan Milstead (Associate/Chicago)
  • Matthew Grant (Partner/Toronto - Canadian team)
  • Evaristo Lucena (Foreign/ConsultantToronto) 
  • Marcos Spanos (Associate/Dubai)
  • Farah El Marsi (Associate/Dubai)

Acquisition Finance

  • Garry Jaunal (Partner/Chicago)
  • Nazri Ashkar (Associate/Chicago)
  • Tony Noh (Associate/Chicago)
  • Brian Lee (Associate/Chicago)
  • Chuck Magerman (Partner/Toronto) 


  • Steve Schneider (Partner/DC)
  • Jayshree Narendran (Associate/New York)


  • Chris Guldberg (Partner/Chicago)

Labor and Employment

  • Andy Boling (Partner/Chicago)
  • Jenna Neumann (Associate/Chicago)
  • Claire-Marie Colantuoni (Associate/Toronto)


  • Adam Aft (Partner/Chicago) 


  • Jessica Wicha (Associate/Chicago)

Real Estate

  • Brian Zurawski (Partner/Chicago)
  • Sarah Swain (Associate/San Francisco)


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