Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, acted as legal counsel for Farmingdale-based International Key Supply Hardware in its recent merger with H.L. Flake Security Hardware, a portfolio company of Supply Chain Equity Partners, which sponsored the transaction.  The transaction means that the combined entity will be one of the largest independent security hardware distribution platforms in the United States serving locksmiths and security professionals.

Sean McAuliffe, the founder and now former President of International Key Supply, said, “Working with CMM gave me peace of mind. The process was well organized, and Christine Malafi and her team were incredibly accessible and responsive. Their attention to detail and negotiating experience ensured that I was able to spend the majority of my time staying focused on running the business.” McAuliffe will continue to play a critical role moving forward, taking on the role of Director & Chief Strategy Officer – Automotive.

According to Malafi, Senior Partner at CMM who chairs the firm’s Corporate Department, “It’s always gratifying to counsel Long Island businesses that receive attention from private equity firms and companies located in other states and that result in such a successful outcome, including keeping operations on Long Island. Congratulations to Sean and the IKS team!”

CMM was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms in America. Only 243 of the more than 40,000 law firms in the nation received this designation.

CMM attorneys Vincent Costa, Kyle Broderick, and Adam Eisen assisted Malafi with the transaction, along with paralegal Michelle Kmiotek. Learn more about our Mergers & Acquisitions practice here