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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Advises Bain Capital in Acquisition of Cerved Business Information SpA

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented Bain Capital and Clessidra in the acquisition of the Italian business information company Cerved Business Information SpA. The value of the deal, announced on December 23, 2008, is undisclosed.

Bain Capital's portfolio company, Team Systems SpA will also contribute its unit Lince to Cerved in connection with the acquisition.

The Kirkland team included London partners James Learner, Matthew Hurlock and Neel Sachdev, and associates Arvidas Remeza, Victoria Cutter, Sam Norris and James Crooks.

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