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Jenner & Block represented HHI Group Holdings, a major North American manufacturer of forged car parts, in its recent acquisition by private equity fund American Securities, LLC. Michigan-based HHI, the largest North American manufacturer of highly engineered, safety-critical forged components for automotive customers and a leading manufacturer of complex, highly engineered metal powertrain components and wheel bearings, was acquired from KPS Capital Partners, LP, in early October. American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm that invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $500 million to $2 billion. KPS Capital manages a family of private equity funds with more than $2.7 billion in assets; it focuses on constructive investing in corporate carve-outs, restructurings, and other special situations.
The multi-disciplinary Firm team that represented HHI was led by Michael T. Wolf and Peter H. Rosenbaum and included Elizabeth A. Davidson, S. Tony Ling, Katherine M. Rahill, Steven M. Siros, Emma J. Sullivan, Alexandra E.Dowling, Donald E. Goff, Jr., Tamara T. McClatchey, Chad T. Nicholson and Michael L. Whitchurch.