Kimberly A. deBeers focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. She regularly represents private equity firms as well as various corporate clients on a wide variety of acquisition and sale transactions; leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital transactions; spin-offs; and recapitalizations, joint ventures and other financing transactions.
Ms. deBeers represented O’Reilly Automotive in its $850 million acquisition of CSK Auto; US Airways in its LaGuardia/Reagan airport asset transaction with Delta Airlines; Huron Consulting Group Inc. in its initial public offerings; Arclin Chemical in its acquisition of Coveright USA and Coveright Canada; Black Diamond in its cross-border acquisition of White Birch Paper Company; and the O’Brien family group in its acquisition of control of R. J. O’Brien and Associates. She also has represented American Airlines, Reichhold, ION Media Networks, Imaging Advantage LLC, Kraft Foods, Werner Ladder and O’Reilly Automotive on various matters.
Ms. deBeers’ private equity practice has involved the representation of a number of private equity funds and companies in connection with significant transactions, including Black Diamond Management, BNY Mezzanine Partners, Burke Partners, LP, DE Shaw, Grey Mountain Partners, Goldman Sachs, Lake Capital Partners, Morgan Stanley, Silver Point Capital, Vernon Partners and Victory Park Capital. In addition, Ms. deBeers has advised management and senior executives of companies in connection with a variety of transactions involving sales or alterations to their company relationship.
Her international transaction experience includes, among others, advising foreign buyers of U.S. assets, GAB Robins in the sale of its international claims management business to Cunningham Lindsey; the combination of LaSalle Partners Incorporated and Jones Lang Wootton in matters throughout Europe, Asia and Australia; various clients in their business expansion throughout the world; and Inter Retail Holdings in its relationship with Bombay stores during Bombay’s bankruptcy proceeding.
Ms. deBeers repeatedly has been selected for inclusion by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America. She also was named as one of the 2014 “BTI Client Service All-Stars” by The BTI Consulting Group for providing outstanding client service. Ms. deBeers speaks yearly at the Practising Law Institute on securities issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.