L Catterton’s Acquisition of Taxa Outdoors

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg represented L Catterton in the transaction.

L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm, executed the acquisition of Taxa Outdoors, a manufacturer of lightweight, mobile habitats for outdoor adventure.

Founded in 2014 by a NASA architect, Taxa is an outdoor lifestyle firm that provides high-performance, durable, multi-functional camping machines.

The deal is intended to drive growth in the expansion of distribution and product offerings for Taxa Outdoors. L Catterton has significant experience investing in outdoor brands, such as current and past investments in Heartland RV, Airxcel, West Marine, Getaway, Truck Hero and more.

With more than $30 billion of equity capital across its fund strategies and 17 offices around the world, L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm. Leveraging deep category insight, operational excellence, and a broad strategic network of relationships, L Catterton’s team of nearly 200 investment and operating professionals support management teams around the world in building strong, category-leading brands.

Barack Ferrazzano’s legal team was led by Andrew R. Grossmann (Picture) and Megan Ratia with additional support on corporate matters from Will Cronin and Katie Yonover. Intellectual Property Group co-chair Scott J. Slavick, partner David H. Bluestone and associate Nicole Chimienti assisted with intellectual property matters; Motor Vehicle Group co-chair Sarah M. Bernstein and partner Brandon C. Prosansky aided in motor vehicle matters. Tax & Business Planning Group co-chair Michael J. Towne and associate Megan E. Toal provided guidance with respect to the tax aspects of the transaction; Compensation & Employment Group chair Andrew K. Strimaitis, partner Allison N. Powers and associate Alex Freund advised on compensation, benefits and employment matters.

Involved fees earner: Sarah Bernstein – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; David Bluestone – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Nicole Chimienti – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Will Cronin – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Alex Freund – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Andrew Grossmann – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Allison Powers – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Brandon Prosansky – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Megan Ratia – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Scott Slavick – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Andrew Strimaitis – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Megan Toal – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Michael Towne – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg; Katie Yonover – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg;

Law Firms: Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg;

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