Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Represents Blackstone in Ipreo Acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis advised Blackstone (NYSE: BX), which along with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, announced its agreement to acquire Ipreo Holdings LLC, a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., who will retain a minority ownership stake in the business. Terms of the transaction, which was announced today, were not disclosed.

The Kirkland team included corporate partners David Fox, Daniel Wolf and Leo Greenberg, debt finance partners Jay Ptashek and Eric Wedel, with corporate associate Andrew Glickman and debt finance associate Meredith Waters.