Weil Advises Advent Portfolio Company Culligan in its $1.1B Acquisition of AquaVenture

Weil is advising Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International), a manufacturer and distributor of water filtration and treatment systems for residential, office, commercial and industrial applications, in its pending $1.1 billion acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings Limited, a developer and provider of water purification, disinfection, and desalination solutions. The transaction will result in AquaVenture joining Culligan’s leading consumer water service and solutions platform as a privately held company. The transaction is expected to close in early April 2020 subject to customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Culligan is led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner James Griffin and Private Equity partners Marilyn French Shaw and Ramona Nee and includes Mergers & Acquisitions associates Wei Xu and Austin Freeman, Private Equity associates Edi RumanoErin LacernaCecilie GromadaKyle Merrigan, Katherine Rosati (Not Yet Admitted in Massachusetts) and Megan Fouse (Not Yet Admitted in Massachusetts). The team also includes Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Tax partner Jonathan Macke; Head of Private Equity Executive Compensation & Benefits Michael Nissan; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Employment Litigation partner Nicholas Pappas; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Banking & Finance associates Anna McEwen and Daniela Gutierrez; Tax associate Steven Ort; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Jennifer Haydel BritzMaliha Ikram and Akansha Mishra; Technology & IP Transactions associates Edric Itchon and Seowoo Kim (Not Yet Admitted in California); Real Estate associates Yelena Nersesyan and Daniel Kelly; Environmental associate J. Caleb Anderson; and Employment Litigation associates Justin DiGennaro and Omar Abdel-Hamid (Not Yet Admitted in New York).