Baker McKenzie represented KKR, a leading global investment firm, in connection with its recently announced acquisition of Potter Global Technologies, a leading manufacturer of fire and life safety equipment, from Gryphon Investors. Financial terms were not disclosed. 

The acquisition is the latest investment for KKR’s Ascendant Strategy, which invests in middle market businesses in North America as part of KKR’s Americas Private Equity platform. 

Led by private equity partners Michael Fieweger and Airi Hammalov, Baker McKenzie advised KKR on all key legal aspects of the transaction. The multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary team on this transaction included partners Adam Aft (IT); Kai Kramer (Tax), Chris Guldberg (Benefits), Elizabeth Ebersole (Employment); and Jessica Greenwald (Intellectual Property). In addition, lawyers from Baker McKenzie's offices in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates formed part of Baker McKenzie's wider transaction team. 

"We are excited to support the KKR Ascendant team on KKR's investment in Potter and work with the team as they build on Potter's 125-year history of providing customers with high-quality, fire safety and emergency communication equipment." said Michael Fieweger. 

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Baker McKenzie’s Private Equity group delivers globally-integrated, end-to-end counsel across the investment lifecycle, from acquisition to exit, to help clients meet the fast-paced demands of private equity. This deal is emblematic of how the Firm's lawyers provide seamless counsel through local and deep sector knowledge, commercial acumen, and refined transactional techniques to help clients navigate deal complexities, capture business opportunities and build portfolio value.
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