Platinum Equity has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Pelican Products Inc., including the Peli BioThermal division, from Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York,
Headquartered in Torrance, California, Pelican Products is a global manufacturer of engineered protective cases and lighting products for a variety of consumer, commercial, industrial, bio-pharmaceutical, and government end markets.
Grant Behrman, managing partner of Behrman Capital, said, “Pelican has been an exceptional investment for Behrman, and we are very proud of our role in driving the Company’s industry leadership and value creation story. Under our 17 years of ownership, Pelican has completed numerous strategic acquisitions, pioneered innovative new products including temperature-controlled packaging solutions, and expanded its footprint globally. We commend Phil and the team for their excellent work leading Pelican’s expansion efforts and have every confidence the Company is poised for continued success.”
Phil Gyori, president and CEO of Pelican Products, said, “We are very grateful to Behrman Capital for their support and partnership since their initial investment in 2004. The Behrman team’s expertise and resources have been invaluable as Pelican has pursued our strategy to be the global leading protection solutions company. We believe Pelican today is well positioned to drive profitable growth for the benefit of our team and customers around the world, and we look forward to embarking on this next chapter of growth under Platinum’s ownership.”
Credit Suisse served as exclusive financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Pelican Products. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP is providing legal counsel and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is providing debt financing counsel to Platinum Equity. BofA Securities is the lead underwriter for the debt financing.