New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has received a 2017 M&A Advisor Award for its work with the private investment firm Watermill Group on Watermill’s acquisition of automotive parts and assemblies provider Experi-Metal, Inc. The transaction was recognized as the Industrials Deal of the Year ($50 to $100 million) during an awards ceremony that took place recently in New York City.
New York partner James Lee led the team that advised Watermill.
The August 2016 transaction represented Watermill’s second major investment in the automotive industry in a year, with Watermill also having earlier acquired engineered structural metal components and assemblies producer Quality Metalcraft.
K&L Gates has one of the legal industry’s most substantial “full-market” corporate transactional and counseling practices, with mergers and acquisitions lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. Advising on deals ranging from a few million dollars to more than $15 billion, K&L Gates frequently is recognized among the top law firms for M&A transactions.