Jenner & Block

Firm Represents General Dynamics in Acquisition of AxleTech International from Carlyle Group

Jenner & Block represented General Dynamics in its acquisition of AxleTech International from The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm, in late December.

AxleTech, based in Troy, Michigan, is a global manufacturer and supplier of axles, axle components, planetary axles, independent suspensions, brakes and aftermarket parts for military vehicles, commercial specialty trucks, and off-highway machines used in the construction, material handling, forestry, mining and agricultural markets. It will be known as AxleTech International, A General Dynamics Company. It has become part of the General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products business unit, which is based in Charlotte, N.C.

AxleTech International employs approximately 1,000 workers worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; St. Etienne, France; and Osasco, Brazil.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, is a proven systems integrator of defense products for all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Ministries of Defense of over 30 allied nations. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products designs, develops and produces high-performance armament systems, a full range of high-performance composite products for the aerospace industry, biological and chemical detection systems, advanced sensor and vision-enhancement systems, and mobile shelter systems.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

The Jenner & Block team consisted of Thaddeus J. Malik, Jill R. Sheiman, E. Lynn Grayson, Donald S. Horvath, S. Tony Ling, Steven R. Meier, Adam Petravicius, Frank J. Eichenlaub, Thomas R. Failor, Joseph D. Kline, Matthew R. Kopp, Katherine M. Rahill, Damien C. Specht, and Richard M. Wallace.