Kevin Kitson is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Kitson participates in the representation of public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Kitson has been part of the teams advising:
- General Electric Capital Corporation in its $32 billion sale of its global Commercial Distribution Finance, North American Vendor Finance and North American Corporate Finance platforms to Wells Fargo & Co.
- Sanofi in its $25 billion exchange of Merial, its animal health business, for the consumer healthcare business of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.
- HNA Group Co. Ltd. in its $6.5 billion acquisition of a 25% stake in Hilton Inc., Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. and Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (collectively, f/k/a Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.) from affiliates of The Blackstone Group.
- G&K Services, Inc. in its $2.2 billion merger with Cintas Corporation.
- American Securities in the $1.37 billion sale of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation to Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
- Centerbridge Partners in its $1.2 billion acquisition of IPC Systems, Inc.
- York Capital Management, Valinor Management and Halcyon Capital Management, principal equity owners of NextDecade, LLC in NextDecade's $1 billion reverse merger with SPAC Harmony Merger Corp.
- Berkshire Partners in the creation of a joint venture with New Balance Holding, Inc. and that joint venture’s acquisition of The Rockport Company, LLC from adidas AG, as well as the acquisition of Drydock Footwear LLC from New Balance Holding, Inc.
- C. R. Bard Inc. in its acquisition of Loma Vista Medical, Inc.
- EQT Infrastructure in its acquisition of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems.
- Franklin Resources, Inc. (o/a Franklin Templeton Investments) in its acquisition of the investment advisor team from AlphaParity LLC.
- The Kroger Company in its strategic partnership with, and meaningful investment in, Lucky’s Market.
- OMERS Private Equity in its acquisition of The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
Mr. Kitson received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.