Press Release Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis Advises Citigroup and Barclays on the $130 Million Offering of Senior Secured Notes by an Affiliate of Swissport International Ltd.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Barclays Bank PLC as initial purchasers in the offering by Aguila 3 S.A., the parent company of Swissport International Ltd., of $130,000,000 of its 7? Senior Secured Notes due 2018. The transaction closed on May 15, 2012. The net proceeds will be used by Swissport to complete its acquisition of Flightcare, S.L. and Flightcare Belgium, N.V. 

A team of lawyers from Kirkland's London office advised on the offering, including partner William Burke, associates Uma Sud, Dylan Wiltermuth, Emily Zhu and Rodrigo Romero-Hidalgo, and corporate trainees Samuel Mai and William Gwyn. Partner Michael Carew in the Firm's Chicago office advised on the U.S. tax aspects of the offering. 

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