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Kirkland & Ellis Advised Summit Partners and TA Associates on the Acquisition of a Majority in German Online Game Developer Bigpoint

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented funds advised by private equity investors Summit Partners LP and TA Associates Inc. on the acquisition of a majority stake in Bigpoint GmbH for $350 million. Bigpoint is Europe's second-largest online games company, and operates the largest portal for online games in Germany. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.

The Kirkland team included corporate partners Dr. Jörn Schnigula (Munich), Dr. Jan Schinköth (Munich), James Learner, Matthew Dean (London) and Rory Mullarkey (London), tax partners Dr. Oded Schein (Munich), Sophie Allen (London), Mike Carew (Chicago), and Munich corporate associates Dr. Daniel Wied, Dr. Hermann-Matthias Bröcker, Dirk Kramer and Sylvia Strumpler.

Kirkland & Ellis regularly advises Summit Partners in deals around the world, including on the recent acquisition of Ogone SA, its equity investment in Winshuttle Holdings, and its recapitalization of M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.

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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 approximately 30 attorneys focusing primarily on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax matters.