Haynes and Boone Advises Wingate Partners in Preferred Compounding Acquisition


Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Wingate Partners in its recent acquisition of Preferred Compounding Corp., a supplier of proprietary and custom mixed rubber compounds with manufacturing plants in Tallapoosa, Ga.; Huntingdon, Tenn.; Fruithurst, Ala.; and Barberton, Ohio (company headquarters). Preferred Compounding was previously owned by The Watermill Group of Lexington, Mass.

Dallas Partner Tom Yang led the mergers and acquisitions team that included associates Matt Zmigrosky and Jody Absher. Partner Scott Night and Associate Derek Akin served as the finance team on the deal. Partner Susan Wetzel led the employee benefits team of associates Chris Kang, Nellie Strong and James Williamson.  Austin Partner Mary Mendoza assisted with environmental matters, Associate Keenan Kolendo assisted with real estate matters and Partner Brandon Jones assisted with tax matters.

About Wingate Partners
Wingate Partners (www.wingatepartners.com) was founded in 1987 to purchase controlling equity interests in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses, typically with revenues between $50 million and $250 million. Led by principals with significant consulting and operating experience, Wingate's strategy is to create value by actively supporting management in substantially improving operating performance.

About Haynes and Boone, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2011).

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