Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors, on the acquisition of Recorded Books Holdings Inc., which closed on July 31, 2015. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets in the United States, with additional operations based in the United Kingdom and Australia. To read the full release, please click here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Damon Fisher and Luke Guerra, and included corporate associates Matt Hutchins and Dilveer Vahali and summer associate Michael Chung; debt finance partners David Nemecek and Nisha Kanchanapoomi and associate Kristin Bacchus; tax partners Mike Beinus and Brett Willis; intellectual property partner Matthew Lovell and associate Ryan Farrell; executive compensation partner Dean Bachus; employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Adria Crowe; labor and employment partner Edward Holzwanger and of counsel Katie Schreiber; environmental partner Paul Tanaka and associate Stefanie Gitler; real estate partner Rob Miceli; antitrust partner Ian Conner; and mergers and acquisitions clearance manager Kurt Wunderlich. Corporate partner John Markland and associates Andy Gray and Andrew Bechtel and intellectual property associate Ben Robson covered the United Kingdom aspects of the transaction.