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Kirkland & Ellis Advised Sun European Partners, LLP, on Proposed Acquisition of Unterland Flexible Packaging GmbH

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Sun European Partners, LLP, the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., on the proposed acquisition of Unterland Flexible Packaging GmbH. The value of the transaction is confidential. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the merger clearance authorities. Unterland Flexible Packaging GmbH (, with headquarters in Langkampfen, Austria, is a manufacturer of special packaging for the transport, consumer products and food industries. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advises Sun European Partners, LLP, on an ongoing basis. The Kirkland team was led by corporate/private equity partners Erik Dahl, Dr. Jörn Schnigula and Dr. Jan Schinköth, with tax partner Dr. Roderic Pagel and associates Dr. Daniel Wied and Bernhard Guthy.

About Sun European Partners, LLP

Sun European Partners, LLP, is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading U.S.-based private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun European Partners, LLP, has an office in London and affiliates with offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

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.