Press Release

Kirkland Represents VWR in $6.4 Billion Sale to Avantor

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the major global independent provider of product, supply chain, and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, which along with Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology industries, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avantor will acquire VWR for $33.25 in cash per share of VWR common stock, reflecting an enterprise value of approximately $6.4 billion. Avantor’s acquisition of VWR will create a major consumables-focused solutions and services provider to the high-growth life sciences and advanced technologies industries, as well as education, government, and research institutions across the globe. More information on the transaction is available here.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Scott Falk, Sanford Perl and Mark Fennell and debt finance partner Michael Wright.