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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Advised Ranir, LLC on the Acquisition of Synpart Ltd. and Synpart AG

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Ranir, LLC on the acquisition of Synpart Limited in the UK and its subsidiary Synpart AG in Germany from HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Synpart is a leading manufacturer and marketer of store brand oral care products in the European Union and a contract manufacturer for global branded oral care companies.

Synpart Ltd and Synpart AG have offices in the United Kingdom and Germany and distribute a range of store brand oral care products to major European retailers. Along with Ranir, LLC, Synpart will become a division of Ranir Global Holdings, LLC. The combined company is now the largest store brand oral care company in the world and a significant contract supplier to global branded oral care companies.

The global Kirkland team included corporate partners Ted H. Zook  and Robert A. Wilson (both Chicago) with corporate associates Dominik Stühler, Dr. Kai Terstiege (both Munich), Nathan M. Wilda (Chicago) and Chris Kennedy (London).

About Ranir, LLC

Ranir, LLC is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, USA ( It manufactures and markets branded and store brand consumer oral care products to leading retail and wholesale customers and branded oral care companies in North America.

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate and tax, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Munich, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. The Munich office consists of approx. 25 attorneys focusing primarily on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax matters.