The manufacturing and industrial sector is primed to outpace growth of the general economy. Valued at more than $2 trillion, the industry is enjoying a technology-driven rebound. Yet uncertainties in labor, tariffs, tax and cybersecurity threaten next-level expansion. Katten helps private equity investors anticipate volatility and prevent legal risks in leveraged buyouts (LBOs) in the manufacturing and industrial space.

Industry insights create a competitive edge

Katten's active deal practice keeps investors ahead of industry stressors that can derail attractive opportunities. Our prominence in market-leading and novel LBOs creates a competitive edge for private equity funds, independent sponsors, family offices, portfolio companies and lenders.

Information is currency, and actionable advice invaluable. We help clients maximize both. As investment stakes increase, we offer practical solutions and powerful tools for clients. Targeted legal insights on the manufacturing investment environment expedite due diligence and keep good deals flowing.

Wide protections lock in deal value

Experienced with the range of manufacturing from light to heavy, we guide investors in new platform and add-on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and exit transactions. Throughout the deal cycle, clients can count on our deal teams to address immediate concerns and long-term implications related to:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Environmental regulations
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Workplace safety/OSHA