Press Release
October 20, 2023

Holland & Knight Advises Kaho Partners in Acquisition of Sirius Automation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 20, 2023) — Holland & Knight represented Kaho Partners and its portfolio company Addtronics in the acquisition of Sirius Automation. Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Sirius Automation is a leading developer of laboratory robotic systems for blue-chip biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Terms of the deal, announced on October 17, were not disclosed.

Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Addtronics is a holding company dedicated to acquiring, empowering and growing leading robotic automation solution providers. Sirius Automation is the fourth strategic addition to the Addtronics family after the company acquired Bow Robotics in May 2023, Missouri Tooling and Automation in January 2023 and Dynamic Design Solutions in October 2022. Holland & Knight also advised Kaho and Addtronics on those transactions.

Kaho Partners, based in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, is a private equity firm exclusively focused on building market-leading companies through aggressive organic and inorganic growth.

Holland & Knight Partner John Gilson and Associate Eli Gordon led the firm's representation of Kaho Partners. They were assisted by Partners Brandon Bloom, Victoria Zerjav, John Haney and Matthew Cox and Associates Sydney Landers, Emily Nguyen, Alexandra Ward and John Nix.

More information about the transaction can be found here.

Holland & Knight regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Mergermarket, PitchBook and The Deal. In the first half of 2023, the firm ranked among the top 5 most active law firms in the U.S. and globally for its work in the space. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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