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Kirkland & Ellis Advised H.I.G. European Capital Partners LLP on Acquisition of St. Gilgen International School GmbH

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised H.I.G European Capital Partners LLP on the acquisition of the majority of St. Gilgen International School GmbH. St. Gilgen International School is a prestigious, international day and boarding school located at Lake Wolfgang in Austria. It serves as the founding school of the Academos Group, a newly established platform through which H.I.G. intends to establish a group of premium international schools around the world.

The Kirkland team was led by Munich-based corporate partners Erik Dahl and Dominik Stühler, and included tax partners Dr. Roderic Pagel and Dr. Oded Schein, and corporate associates Dr. Bernhard Guthy, Sylvia Strumpler and Peer Borries. From London, the team was supported by corporate partner Christian Iwasko, and corporate associates Fatema Orjela and Michelle Tong.
About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $10 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, 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 70 companies.

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, secured lending, capital markets, 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 35 attorneys focusing primarily on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax matters.