Press Release

Kirkland Represents Sycamore Partners on Acquisition of Staples for Approximately $6.9 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity firm, on its acquisition of  Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), a multinational office supply retailing company, for approximately $6.9 billion. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory and stockholder approval, and is expected to close by December, 2017.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sean Rodgers, Mikaal Shoaib, Laura Sullivan, John Kupiec, James Faley, Judson Oswald, Lindsay Flora and associate Dylan Hanson, and tax partner Roger Lucas.