Reliance Steel & Aluminum’s Acquisition of Merfish United

Dechert advised One Equity Partners on the deal.

One Equity Partners signed its definitive agreement to sell Merfish United, a leading master distributor of tubular building products in the United States, to Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., a diversified metal solutions provider and the largest metals service center operator in North America.

One Equity Partners is a middle market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations.

The Dechert team included corporate partner Derek Winokur (Picture), and associates Shannon Footer, Leila Malek and Kenneth Winterbottom; tax partner Edward Lemanowicz and associate George Davis; antitrust partner James Fishkin and counsel Beverly Ang; employee benefits partner Howard Klein and associate Jake Phillips; real estate counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas; labor counsel Ian Downes; environmental counsel John Ix; and intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski.

Involved fees earner: Beverly Ang – Dechert; George Davis – Dechert; Ian Downes – Dechert; James Fishkin – Dechert; Shannon Footer – Dechert; John Ix – Dechert; Howard Kleinman – Dechert; Edward Lemanowicz – Dechert; Leila Malek – Dechert; Jake Phillips – Dechert; Francois Quintard-Morenas – Dechert; Thomas Rayski – Dechert; Derek Winokur – Dechert; Kenneth Winterbottom – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: One Equity Partners;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini