Latham Aids KKR On $1B Capital Safety Acquisition

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 5:37 PM EST) -- Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP will buy fall protection equipment maker Capital Safety, which is poised to profit from growth in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, from Arle Capital Partners Ltd. for $1.12 billion, KKR said Monday.

New York-headquartered KKR pulled the trigger on Capital Safety just five days after announcing it would lead a consortium of investors in the $7.2 billion buyout of privately-held oil and gas company Samson Investment Co. — the second-largest private equity deal of the year.

KKR, which has...
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