Willkie advises Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Sunrise Medical from Nordic Capital

Photo: Nils Röver, Part­ner Corpo­rate & Finan­cial Services at WILLKIE in Munich (Photo@Willkie)
11. June 2024

Malsch/ London/ Munich — Will­kie Farr & Gallag­her LLP has advi­sed Plati­num Equity on the acqui­si­tion and finan­cing of the acqui­si­tion of Sunrise Medi­cal, a global market leader in mobi­lity assis­tive devices, from Nordic Capital.

Sunrise Medi­cal deve­lops, produ­ces and distri­bu­tes manual and elec­tric wheel­chairs, elec­tric scoo­ters and custo­mi­zed seats and support systems. The products are sold under the Quickie, Sopur, Zippie, Breezy, Ster­ling and JAY brands by sales part­ners in over 130 count­ries. The Sunrise Medi­cal Group is head­quar­te­red in Malsch, Germany and has over 2,800 employees worldwide.

Plati­num Equity is a leading global inves­tor with over USD 48 billion in assets under manage­ment and appro­xi­m­ately 50 port­fo­lio compa­nies. Plati­num Equity specia­li­zes in Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons & Opera­ti­ons of compa­nies in a variety of busi­ness sectors.
The tran­sac­tion is expec­ted to be comple­ted in Q3 2024 and is subject to the usual regu­la­tory approvals.

Advi­sor Plati­num Equity: Will­kie Farr & Gallag­her LLP

Led by part­ner Nils Röver (Private Equity, Munich) with part­ners Gavin Gordon (Private Equity, London) and Michael Ilter (Private Equity, Frank­furt), coun­sel Jacob Ahme (Private Equity, Munich) and asso­ciate Will Buchanan (Private Equity, London) and further compri­sed part­ners Joe Kaczo­row­ski (Private Equity, Los Ange­les), Jane Scobie (Tax, London), Matthew Mako­ver (IP, New York), Aimee Contre­ras- Camua (Real Estate, Los Ange­les), Richard Roeder (Compli­ance, Munich), Anne Kleff­mann (Employ­ment, Munich), Jordan Messin­ger, Andrew Spital (both Employ­ment, New York), Andrew English (Compli­ance, Washing­ton), John Brennan (Liti­ga­tion, New York) and further coun­sel Sebas­tian Bren­ner (Private Equity, Frank­furt), Martin Waskow­ski (Employ­ment, Frank­furt), William Thomas (EHS, Washing­ton) and asso­cia­tes Nils Bock, Denise Kamme­rer, Jasper Wentz (all Private Equity, Frank­furt), Steven Merca­dante (Private Equity, Los Ange­les), Holly Dono­van, Isi Ijag­bone (both Private Equity, London), Taaj Reaves, (IP, Chicago), Rachel Terrell-Perica (IP, Palo Alto), Marga­ret West (IP, New York), Philip Thür­mer (Real Estate, Frank­furt), Maxi­mi­lian Schlutz (Compli­ance, Munich), Lianna Murphy (IP, New York), Yannis Yuen (Liti­ga­tion, London), David Levine (Compli­ance, Washing­ton), Adam Cohen (Employ­ment, New York), Nick Maetta (Private Equity, New York), Michael Tinti (Liti­ga­tion, New York) and Noni Brown (IP, New York).

The finan­cing was led by Daniel Gendron (Finan­cing, London), Jenni­fer Tait (Capi­tal Markets, London) and Cris­to­pher Greer (Capi­tal Markets, New York), with Part­ner David Grif­fiths (Capi­tal Markets, London), Coun­sel Timo­thy Sawyer, Asso­ciate Alec Young and Trai­nee Theodora Oancea (all Finan­cing, London).


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