Northleaf Capital Partners and AVALT’s Acquisition of AMAROK

Ropes & Gray represented Northleaf Capital Partners and AVALT, while Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Snow Phipps Group on the deal.

Northleaf Capital Partners and AVALT executed their acquisition of AMAROK, LLC from Snow Phipps Group. Funds managed by Northleaf and AVALT have together acquired a majority interest in AMAROK with the company’s management team retaining a minority interest.

AMAROK is a leading provider of perimeter security infrastructure solutions in the United States.

Northleaf Capital is a global private markets investment firm with more than $18 billion in private equity, private credit and infrastructure commitments under management.

AVALT is a family office that invests only its own principals’ capital in high quality companies that have significant long-term potential. 

Snow Phipps Group is a private equity firm with $2.4 billion of assets under management focused on middle-market control investments, targeting platform companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million.

The Ropes & Gray team that represented Northleaf and AVALT was led by private equity partner Charlie Boer (Picture) and private equity associate Jose DeMedeiros, and included tax partner Pamela Glazier (Boston), benefits partner Jennifer Rikoski, leveraged finance partner Alexander Zeltser, litigation & enforcement counsel Gregory Demers (all of Boston), mergers & acquisitions counsel Thomas Burke (New York), senior employment, executive compensation & benefits counsel David Mandel (Boston), private equity partner Newcomb Stillwell (Boston), litigation & enforcement partner Nicholas Berg (Chicago), real estate partner Peter Alpert (Boston) and tax counsel Sara Clevering (Boston).

The Weil team that advised Snow Phipps Group was led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera and included Private Equity associates Corey Katz, Harris Ahmad, Dylan Hans and Katherine Adams (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also included Tax partner Jonathan Macke; Tax associate Griffin Baker; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Aimee Adler; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Joshua Ehrhart (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Banking & Finance partner Andrew Colao; Banking & Finance associate Rebecca Williams; and Antitrust partner Vadim Brusser.

Involved fees earner: Peter Alpert – Ropes & Gray; Nicholas Berg – Ropes & Gray; Charles Boer – Ropes & Gray; Thomas Burke – Ropes & Gray; Sara Clevering – Ropes & Gray; Jose DeMedeiros – Ropes & Gray; Gregory Demers – Ropes & Gray; Pamela Glazier – Ropes & Gray; David Mandel – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Rikoski – Ropes & Gray; Newcomb Stillwell – Ropes & Gray; Alexander Zeltser – Ropes & Gray; Katherine Adams – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Aimee Adler – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Harris Ahmad – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Griffin Baker – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Vadim Brusser – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Andrew Colao – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Joshua Ehrhart – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Dylan Hans – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Corey Katz – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Christopher Machera – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jonathan Macke – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Rebecca Williams – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray; Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: AVALT; Northleaf Capital Partners; Snow Phipps Group, LLC;