Debevoise Advises Clayton Dubilier & Rice in Its $6 Billion Acquisition of Two Companies Simultaneously: Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation

2 July 2021

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) today announced a definitive agreement under which CD&R funds will acquire and combine Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation (“MCC”), to create a global label solutions company, valued at $6 billion, that will serve consumer packaged goods companies worldwide. The combined company will generate approximately $3 billion of annual revenue. For more information, please see the company’s press release.

Fort Dearborn is one of the leading prime label suppliers to the consumer goods marketplace that offers a comprehensive and innovative suite of label solutions to consistently meet its customers’ dynamic packaging needs and business objectives. MCC, established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world’s most prominent brands including leading producers of Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Food & Dairy, Personal Care & Beauty, Home Care & Laundry, Healthcare, Durables & Technical and Automotive & Chemicals.

The Debevoise team is led by M&A partners Uri Herzberg, Kevin Rinker and Emily Huang, includes partner Kevin Schmidt, counsel David Iozzi and associates Jason Auman, Eli Bienstock, Julia Chen, Joel Salomon and Dominique Trudelle, finance partner Scott Selinger, counsel Kevin Grondahl and associates Shira Huberfeld, Richard Hughes, Alyssa Novoselac and Hanson Yu, investment management associates Ruth Fruchter and Paul Laszlo, FDA regulatory partner Paul Rubin and associate Melissa Runsten, benefits partner Meir Katz and associate Spencer Mizerak, tax partner Peter Furci and associate Elliott Tuchman, real estate associates David Saltzman and Malina Welman, intellectual property associate Melody Godbolt, and antitrust partners Ted Hassi and Timothy McIver and counsel Kyra Bromley.