Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Advises Bain Capital in Acquisition of Guitar Center

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is advising Bain Capital LLC on its approximately $2.1 billion acquisition of Guitar Center, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: GTRC) that was announced today.

Kirkland partners Matthew E. Steinmetz, Jon A. Ballis, Linda K. Myers and Marc D. Browning advised Bain on this transaction.

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