Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised FCX Performance, Inc., a leading distributor of specialty process flow control products and services, and its controlling investor, Harvest Partners, on the US$768 million sale of FCX Performance to Applied Industrial Technologies, a leading distributor of bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, and other industrial supplies.
FCX Performance, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, services the chemical processing, food and beverage, general industrial, oil and gas industries, among others, with 68 locations and more than 1,000 employees. Harvest Partners, founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York, is a private equity firm that acquired FCX Performance in 2012 and invests in companies in the manufacturing and distribution, business services, consumer and healthcare industries.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partners Oliver Brahmst, Brian Smarsh, Sang Ji, Henrik Patel, Arlene Hahn, Steven Lutt and Joseph Brazil in New York and Rebecca Farrington in Washington, DC. The team was supported by counsels Jeffrey Ii and Seth Kerschner and associates Jessie Baxter, Matthew Hendy, Ming-Ran Qu, Hannah Lee, Jake Jung, DeVoia Stewart, Jeremy Apple, Serena Hsieh, Julianne Prisco, Elizabeth Kirk, Ruben Henriquez, Elle Davis and Daniel Rosenthal.
White & Case previously advised Harvest Partners when it acquired FCX Performance in 2012.
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