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KPS Capital Wins Two Buyouts Awards for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital Partners LP earned both Buyouts' "Turnaround of the Year" and "Deal of the Year" awards for the turnaround of North American Breweries, Inc.

As reported in the April 22 issue of Buyouts, KPS purchased the distressed North American Breweries Inc., a series of beer brands. In its four-year ownership, KPS installed new management, upgraded production, improved marketing and added Independent Brewers United to its portfolio, expanding its higher margin craft beer business with Magic Hat and Pyramid. By the time KPS sold North American Breweries to Cerveceria Costa Rica SA, it had earned an 8.9x return multiple and a 93 percent IRR on its investment.

Paul, Weiss advised KPS on the original acquisition. The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Thomas de la Bastide, Angelo Bonvino and Carl Reisner and counsel Didier Malaquin; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder and counsel Reuven Falik and Erin Murphy; environmental counsel William O'Brien; real estate partner Peter Fisch; and tax partner David Mayo.

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