Aterian Investment Partners’ Acquisition of Allentown

Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Aterian Investment Partners on the deal.

Aterian Investment Partners executed its acquisition of Allentown, LLC, a provider of lab solutions serving the biomedical pre-clinical research and broader life sciences industries. The transaction closed on May 11, 2022.

Aterian Investment Partners manages approximately $1.5 billion of committed capital and invests in industry-leading, middle market businesses. In collaboration with management, Aterian supports investments throughout an organization, from people to processes, equipment, technology, and social governance, among other areas.

Allentown was family-founded in 1968 by the Coiro family with its origins in manufacturing animal housing solutions for the local concentrated Northeast academic research institutions. Today, Allentown has expanded to become a one-stop shop for equipment and solutions to the pre-clinical biomedical research and broader life sciences sectors, with a focus on vivarium solutions.

The Weil team that advised Aterian Investment Partners was led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera (Picture) and included Private Equity associates Larissa Lucas, Charlotte Knutson, Pascale Nguyen (Admitted in Quebec Only) and Jace Krakovitz (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The European team included Paris Corporate Partner Emmanuelle Henry; Paris Corporate associates Adrien Coulaud and Pauline Tachi Duprat; Germany Corporate partner Barbara Jagersberger; Germany Corporate associates Madleen Düdder and Maximilian Schmitt; and London Private Equity associate Dominika Javornicka. The team also included Tax partner Jonathan Macke; Tax associate Andrew Lawson; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Radhika Tahiliani and Nate Gross (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Technology & IP Transactions partner Dennis Adams; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Ruth Fisher, Audrey Nicolson, David Merck and Shannon Coffey; Banking & Finance partner Vynessa Nemunaitis; Banking & Finance counsel Matt Berde; Banking & Finance associates Daniela Gutierrez and Richard Riles; Real Estate counsel Laura Murray; Real Estate associate Leah Fayssoux; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Matthew Morton; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin, Timothy Welch and Nathan Cunningham; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton; Antitrust associate Dan Nobil; Employment Litigation counsel Thomas Weatherill; and Employment Litigation associates Edward Dickinson and Elizabeth Casey.

Involved fees earner: Dennis Adams – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Matt Berde – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Elizabeth Casey – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Shannon Coffey – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Annemargaret Connolly – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Adrien Coulaud – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Nathan Cunningham – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Edward Dickinson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Madleen Düdder – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Leah Fayssoux – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ruth Fisher – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Daniela Gutierrez – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Emmanuelle Henry – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Barbara Jagersberger – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Dominika Javornicka – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Charlotte Knutson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Andrew Lawson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Larissa Lucas – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Christopher Machera – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jonathan Macke – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; David Merck – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Matthew Morton – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Laura Murray – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Michael Naughton – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Vynessa Nemunaitis – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Pascale Nguyen – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Audrey Nicolson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Dan Nobil – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; John O’Loughlin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Richard Riles – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Amy Rubin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Maximilian Schmitt – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Pauline Tachi Duprat – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Radhika Tahiliani – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Thomas Weatherill – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Timothy Welch – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: Aterian Investment Partners;