Kelso’s Acquisition of a Majority Interest in Inovar

Debevoise & Plimpton advised Kelso & Company in the transaction.

Kelso & Company announced its acquisition of a majority interest in Inovar Packaging Group, a full-service provider of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexibles for a wide range of industries.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Inovar is one of North America’s premier label printing and packaging solution companies.

Kelso is one of the oldest and most established firms specializing in private equity investing. Since 1980, Kelso has invested approximately $17 billion of equity capital in 136 transactions.

The Debevoise team was led by M&A partners Michael Diz (Picture) and Sue Meng and included associates Sergio Torres, Tiancheng (TC) Huang, Candice Jones and international associate Marcelo Rodrigues, finance partners Ryan Rafferty and Scott Selinger, associate Julia Chen and law clerk Lachlan Conroy, benefits partner J. Michael Snypes and associate Spencer Mizerak, tax partner Michael Bolotin and associate Kimberly Lee, intellectual property counsel Caroline Geiger and associates Tigist Kassahun and Moses Kim, antitrust counsel Kyra Bromley and environmental counsel Stuart Hammer.

Involved fees earner: Michael Bolotin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kyra Bromley – Debevoise & Plimpton; Julia Chen – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Diz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Caroline Geiger – Debevoise & Plimpton; Stuart Hammer – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tiancheng Huang – Debevoise & Plimpton; Candice Jones – Debevoise & Plimpton; Tigist Kassahun – Debevoise & Plimpton; Moses Kim – Debevoise & Plimpton; Kimberly Lee – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sue Meng – Debevoise & Plimpton; Spencer Mizerak – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ryan Rafferty – Debevoise & Plimpton; Marcelo Rodrigues – Debevoise & Plimpton; Scott Selinger – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Snypes Jr. – Debevoise & Plimpton; Sergio Torres – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: Kelso & Company;