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Covington Advises Scout Partners on Investment in The Hinckley Company

January 11, 2011

NEW YORK, January 11, 2011 — Scout Partners LLC has announced that it has made a growth capital investment in The Hinckley Company. Terms of the transaction, which closed on December 30, 2010, were not disclosed. Covington & Burling LLP advised Scout Partners on the deal.

Scout Partners, a partnership between David Howe and Peterson Capital LLC, was created specifically to work closely with US-based companies that have shown significant potential for long-term success. Hinckley, a privately held company founded in 1928, is renowned for its premium sailboats and power boats.

The Covington team based in New York, San Francisco, and Washington was led by corporate partner Carolyn Taylor. Also advising on the transaction were partner Andrew Ment and associate Ingrid Rechtin (M&A), partner Peter Schwartz (finance), associate Brian Spitser (management equity), partner Michael Francese (employee benefits), partner Robert Gage and of counsel Heather Haberl (real estate), partner Robert Heller and associate Rucia Pei (tax), and partner Lawrence Hobel (environmental and insurance).

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