Press Release December 17, 2019

Clearview Capital Acquires Freedom Detox, Purchase Green, and Ambient Weather

Alston & Bird client Clearview Capital LP has announced the completion of three acquisitions by portfolio companies Pyramid Healthcare Inc., Controlled Products LLC, and Nielsen-Kellerman Inc.

In the first transaction, Pyramid Healthcare acquired Freedom Detox Inc., a residential substance withdrawal management program in Gastonia, NC. It is Pyramid’s fourth behavioral health care acquisition in North Carolina since 2012. 

In the second deal, Controlled Products acquired a majority stake in Purchase Green, a specialized distributor of premium quality synthetic turf. 

In the third transaction, Nielsen-Kellerman acquired Ambient Weather, a leader in weather station and environmental monitoring instruments.

Based in Stamford, CT, Clearview Capital specializes in the acquisition and recapitalization of middle-market companies in a broad range of industries, including health care, business services, manufacturing, and specialized distribution. The firm has completed more than 100 transactions since its founding in 1990.  

Representing Clearview in the Freedom Detox investment was an Alston & Bird team led by partner Sarah Ernst and associates Jasmine Johnson, Rebecca Kennedy, Amy Pleasance, and Mona Xia (Health Care); counsel Stacie Cargill (Finance); counsel Rick Pilch and senior associate Jeff Upshaw (Real Estate & REITs); and associate Mary Grace Gallagher (Intellectual Property).

Advising Clearview in the Purchase Green transaction was an Alston & Bird team led by partner Sarah Ernst and associates Daniel Nisenson and John Schippert (Corporate & Business Transactions); partner Shane Nichols and associates Marcos Alvarez, Mary Grace Gallagher, and Ana Kim (Intellectual Property); partner Scott Harty and associate Seth Buchwald  (Federal & International Tax); partner Kevin Fink and associate Akiba Chonoles (Finance); partner Jason Waite and special legal consultant Lucas Queiroz Pires (International Trade & Regulatory); partner Brett Coburn and counsel Martha Doty (Labor & Employment); counsel Kerry Wenzel and senior associate Meredith Gage (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation); and counsel Matt Wickersham (Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources).

Representing Clearview in the Ambient Weather deal was an Alston & Bird team led by partner Sarah Ernst and associates Daniel Nisenson and Genta Iwasaki (Corporate & Business Transactions); partner Shane Nichols and associates Marcos Alvarez, Mary Grace Gallagher, and Ana Kim (Intellectual Property); partner Scott Harty and associate Seth Buchwald (Federal & International Tax); partner Jordan Myers and associate Eric Ahlzadeh (Finance); partner Jason Waite (International Trade & Regulatory); partner Brett Coburn (Labor & Employment); partner Jenny Hergenrother (Products Liability); counsel Daniel Gerst and associate Scott Sasser (Technology); counsel Rick Pilch (Real Estate & REITs); senior associate Meredith Gage (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation); and senior associate Elise Paeffgen (Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources).
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