Award The American Lawyer

Corporate Scorecard

In April 2003, The American Lawyer measured the success of the transactional practices in the nation's leading law firms in the annual survey, "Corporate Scorecard."  Kirkland & Ellis' involvement as counsel on significant deals in 2002 include the following: 

  • Acquirer's counsel for two of the "Top LBO Deals Worldwide"

Target:  Jefferson Smurfit Group plc (Ireland)
Acquirer: MDP Acquisitions plc (Ireland)
Deal Value (In Millions):  $4,390

Target:  Vivendi Universal S.A. (Professional and health information units) (France)
Acquirer:  Investor Group:  Cinven Limited (UK); The Carlyle Group (U.S.); Apax Partners, Inc. (U.S.)
Deal Value (In Millions): $1,409

  • Ranked second by number of issues in the "High-Yield Debt" category.
  • Ranked among the top 16 firms in the "Mergers and Acquisitions" category.