Press Release

J. Jill Turns to Kirkland Dealmakers in $517 Million Transaction

The New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is representing The J. Jill Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JILL) in its $517 million sale to The Talbots, Inc. (NYSE: TLB). The deal was announced today.

J. Jill offers women's clothing including jackets, skirts and t-shirts. It sells merchandise through a catalog and a Web site and has lines of shoes, handbags, belts and jewelry. Talbots is a leading national specialty retailer and cataloger of women's, children's and men's classic apparel, shoes and accessories

The Kirkland deal team is led by partners Stephen Fraidin and Joshua N. Korff.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,100-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring, tax, litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Munich, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.