Press Release

Haynes Boone Represents Valesco in Investment in North American Kitchen Solutions, Inc.

November 15, 2022

A Haynes and Boone, LLP team represented private equity firm Valesco Industries in its investment in North American Kitchen Solutions, Inc. (NAKS), a leading omni-channel, factory-direct one-stop-shop supplier of customized commercial kitchen hoods, fire suppression systems, fans, and complementary products.

Valesco (together with the existing management team and a co-investor) are supporting a majority buyout of NAKS’s previous ownership group. The transaction, which was announced on Nov. 10, is intended to capitalize on NAKS’s exceptional market position in the industry.

Valesco is a leading Dallas-based private equity fund that focuses on making control and non-control investments in select growth-oriented small- and lower- middle-market businesses engaged in manufacturing, distribution and business-to-business services. The firm was recently named the “Small Business Investment Company of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its commitment to investing in the American workforce.

Associates Brent Beckert and Bryan Diebels served as lead mergers and acquisitions counsel to Valesco and were assisted by Associates AK Lutz and Morgan Smith.

Partner Sakina Rasheed Foster and Associates Karina Oshunkentan and Mei Zhang led a Finance Practice team that included Associates Dani Leon-Osorio and Remya Menon.

The lawyers were assisted by a broader Haynes Boone team, including:

Labor & Employment: Partner Raquel Alvarenga
Tax: Partners Lauren White and Don Shiman
Environmental: Partner Mary Mendoza
Benefits: Scott Thompson and Attorney Alex Roldán
IP: Partner Gavin George and Associate Eric Benoliel
Real Estate: Associate Abby Johanson

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 18 offices spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.