Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises Mid Europa Partners on Acquisition of 50 Percent Stake of Walmark a.s.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represents leading European private equity firm Mid Europa Partners in its agreement to partner with the founders of Walmark a.s. by acquiring a 50 percent stake in the company. Walmark is a leading independent vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements manufacturer in Central and Eastern Europe. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in Q4 2012.

Corporate partner Rory Mullarkey and associate Matt Gerber advised on the acquisition and shareholder aspects of the deal. Corporate partner John Markland led the financing.

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