Burns represented KODA Distribution Group (KDG) in its 2010 acquisition by private equity firm Audax. After putting together a very successful exit, Audax, now the new owners of KDG, brought us on as co-counsel for six add-on acquisitions from 2010-2015.
At the end of 2015, we acted as co-counsel in the sale of KDG to the European company, Azelis Group, a portfolio company of the British PE firm, Apax Partners. After assisting with that sale, Azelis recognized the importance of our knowledge and experience and asked us to assist in their first U.S. acquisition. We’ve now acted as counsel or co-counsel to KDG through three different owners, a testament to our team’s dedication, skill and commitment.