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Kirkland & Ellis Advised Water Street on Acquisition of Orgentec

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, on the acquisition of Orgentec Diagnostika, headquartered in Mainz, Germany. The value of the transaction is confidential. Orgentec is a global leader in specialty diagnostics. More than 100 employees work for the company.

Kirkland’s Munich-based team was led by corporate partner Dr. Christian Zuleger, and included tax partner Dr. Roderic Pagel, debt finance partner Dr. Markus Feil, corporate associates Dr. Bernhard Guthy and Thomas Komanek, and debt finance associates Anja-Charlotte Wagner and Marc Zimmermann.

About Water Street
Water Street is a strategic investor focused exclusively on health care. The firm has a strong record of building market-leading companies across key growth sectors in health care. It has worked with some of the world’s leading health care companies on its investments including Gentiva, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and Smith & Nephew. Water Street’s team is comprised of industry executives and private equity professionals with decades of experience investing in and operating global health care businesses. The firm is headquartered in Chicago.

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring and tax, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration matters. The Firm has offices in Munich, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. The Munich office consists of approximately 35 attorneys who focus primarily on private equity and mergers and acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax.