Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises Osmose in $460M Sale of Businesses to Koppers

Kirkland & Ellis advised Osmose Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, in connection with executing a definitive purchase agreement for the sale of its Wood Preservation and Railroad Services businesses to Koppers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP), for $460 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory filings and customary closing conditions.

The Kirkland team includes corporate partners Christopher Greeno, Tana Ryan and Peter Massumi, and debt finance partners Samantha Good and Kristopher Ring.