Related Professionals: Gerard S. DiFiore Michael J. Venditto James R. Tandler Konstantinos (Dean) P. Melitsanopoulos

NEW YORK, September 13, 2016 – Reed Smith LLP recently represented Nanjing, China-based, state-owned enterprise SUMEC Group, a top textile exporter to the United States market with export volume exceeding $700 million, in its acquisition of Berkshire Blanket, Inc., a portfolio company of CSW Private Equity, LLC and the leading designer, importer and marketer of blankets, throws and soft home goods in the United States.

The Reed Smith team, led by Hong Kong/New York partner Gerard S. DiFiore, included New York partners Michael J. Venditto and James R. Tandler; Hong Kong associate Lin Zhan; and New York associates Angela Y. Lu, Matthew J. Maggiacomo, Dean P. Melitsanopoulos, and Brent C. Vegliacich.

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