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Covington Advises Charlesbank on Formation of Blacksmith Brands


NEW YORK, NY, November 2, 2009 — Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC has announced the formation of Blacksmith Brands Inc. with the acquisition of five over-the-counter consumer products brands from McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Covington & Burling LLP advised Charlesbank on the transaction.

The brands acquired by Blacksmith include: Efferdent denture cleaner; Effergrip denture adhesive cream; Luden’s throat drops; Nasalcrom nasal allergy relief spray; and Pediacare children's cough and cold medicine and Gentle Vapors waterless vaporizer.

Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $100 million per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $750 million.

The Covington team, based in New York and Washington, included partners Stephen Infante and Peter Schwartz and associate Edward Tsai (M&A), partner Carolyn Taylor and associate Jenna Wallace (management equity), partner John Gourary and associates Jason Groth and Ken Leonczyk* (finance), partner Scott Cunningham and associate Krista Carver (regulatory), and partner Lee Tiedrich and of counsel Kathleen Gallagher-Duff (intellectual property).

*Not yet admitted to practice.

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