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Covington Advises Charlesbank on Acquisition of Peacock Engineering Company


NEW YORK, January 6, 2011 — Charlesbank Capital Partners has announced that it has acquired Peacock Engineering Company, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced food packaging and supply chain management services to many of the nation’s largest branded consumer products companies, from Behrman Capital. The terms of the transaction, which closed on December 21, 2010, were not disclosed. Covington & Burling LLP advised Charlesbank on the deal.

Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $750 million.

The New York and Washington-based Covington team was led by corporate partners Stephen Infante and Peter Schwartz. Also advising on the transaction were associates Russell Valdez and Patrick Manchester* (M&A), partner John Gourary and associates Andrew Hyman, Karen Chao and Jason Groth (finance), partner Carolyn Taylor and associate Brian Spitser (management equity), partner Michael Francese and associate Michael Chittenden (employee benefits), senior counsel Eugene Lambert and associate Marie Boyd (food & drug), partner Robert Heller and associate Rucia Pei (tax), partner Lee Tiedrich and associate Jessica Milner (intellectual property), and partner Corinne Goldstein (environmental).

*Not yet admitted to practice.

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