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Oak Hill Sells Controlling Interest in The Hillman Companies to CCMP

Paul, Weiss client Oak Hill Capital Partners announced that they have agreed to sell a controlling interest in The Hillman Companies, Inc. to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, in a transaction valuing Hillman at $1.475 billion. Founded in 1964 as a fastener and keys company, Hillman is a leader in the hardware and home improvement industry offering products for commercial and residential uses, as well as inventory management and in-store merchandising services. Oak Hill and certain members of Hillman's management are reinvesting certain of their proceeds in the transaction. Completion of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected in the second or third quarter of 2014.

The Paul, Weiss team advising Oak Hill included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino, Eric Goodison and John Kennedy and counsel Didier Malaquin; tax partner David Sicular; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder; environmental partner Gaines Gwathmey; intellectual property counsel Menachem Kaplan; and real estate partner Mitchell Berg.

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