Press Release

Kirkland Represents Monomoy Capital Partners on Acquisition of West Marine Inc. for $338 Million

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund, on its acquisition of West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMAR), a leading omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel, footwear and other waterlife-related products, for $338 million. The transaction is subject to stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. The full press release is available here.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Michael Weisser and David Feirstein and corporate associate Megan Spelman; debt financing partners Ashley Gregory and Lindsay Flora; and tax partner Russell Light and associate Tristan Evans-Wilent.