Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises Landmark Partners in Nova Capital’s Acquisition of U.S. Home Improvement and Hardware Portfolio from Newell Rubbermaid

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Landmark Partners, a leader in acquiring interests in private equity investments through secondary market transactions, in Nova Capital’s acquisition of a portfolio of businesses within Newell Rubbermaid’s North America Hardware group for USD $214 million. The acquisition, which closed today, was funded through a newly established fund with equity provided by Nova Capital’s limited partners, including Nova and secondary funds managed by Landmark and HarbourVest Partners, LLC.

The Kirkland team was led by Chicago corporate partner Michael Belsley and included tax partner Daniel Meehan (Chicago), environmental partner Walter Lohmann, Jr. (Washington, D.C.), antitrust partner Ellen Jakovic (Washington, D.C.), employee benefits partners Robert Zitko and Laura Bader (Chicago) and employee benefits associate Jacob Glazeski (Chicago).

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