Cases and Deals

Blank Rome Represents International Marine and Industrial Applicators, LLC in Its Acquisition of Main Industries, Inc.

A Blank Rome team represented International Marine and Industrial Applicators, LLC (“IMIA”), a portfolio company of an investment affiliate of long-standing firm client J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of Main Industries, Inc., which provides preservation, scaffolding, and environmental containment services to the marine vessel new construction and maintenance, repair, and overhaul markets. Main Industries, Inc. supports the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier new construction and MRO requirements (including re-fueling overhauls) in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a particularly strong presence at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding.

The transaction, which is the first add-on acquisition completed by IMIA under J.F. Lehman’s sponsorship, closed on Friday, April 9, 2021. For additional information on this transaction, please read IMIA Acquires Main Industries (press release, April 16, 2021).

The Blank Rome team was led by Peter Schnur, Thomas Cournoyer, and Adam Seiden, with significant support from Joe Gulant, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld, Margaret Hill, Scott Arnold, Lisa Campisi, Jonathan Clark, Brooke Iley, Brian Gocial, David Gilbert, Hannah Ahn, Asima Ahmad, Joshua Broderson, Jacob Brownstein, Andrae Nelson, Naomi Gallimore, Vanessa Bateau, Mary Burgoyne, and Carol Buckalew.