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Kirkland & Ellis Advises Labco S.A. on its €100.0 Million High-Yield Offering

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented Labco S.A., a French société anonyme, in its offering of €100.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2018. The transaction closed on February 13, 2013. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to refinance certain indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

The Kirkland & Ellis team that advised on the notes offering included London-based partners Ward McKimm and Cedric Van den Borren, and associates Matthew Merkle, Gilles Teerlinck and Lindsay Offner. Partner Russell Light and associates Kevin Zaragoza and Dulcie Sawle Daly advised on the tax aspects of the offering.

The Labco group is one of the leading groups in the European clinical laboratory services market. The Labco group offers various routine and specialty tests used by medical professionals for patient diagnostic purposes, as well as for the monitoring and treatment of diseases.
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