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Kirkland & Ellis Advised H.I.G. European Capital Partners, LLP on the Acquisition of Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised H.I.G. European Capital Partners, LLP, the adviser of H.I.G. Europe Capital Partners, L.P., on the acquisition of a participation in Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH from Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR). Further participations have been acquired by private investors as well as the management team of Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH as co-investors. The value of the transaction is confidential. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, was founded in 1990 as the first dual system and is a leading provider of recycling systems. Kirkland advises H.I.G. Europe Capital Partners, L.P. on an ongoing basis. The team included corporate partners Erik Dahl, Dr. Jörn Schnigula and Dr. Jan Schinköth, finance partner Wolfgang Nardi, tax partner Dr. Roderic Pagel, corporate associates Dr. Daniel Wied and Dr. Kai Terstiege, and finance associate Christine Kaniak.

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. Capital ( is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of $8 billion.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate/private equity 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. 30 attorneys focusing primarily on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax matters.