Press Release

Kirkland Represents Spectrum Brands Holdings on Sale of Global Consumer Battery Business to Energizer Holdings for Approximately $2 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), a global consumer products company, on its agreement to sell its Global Consumer Battery Business to Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries and portable lighting products, for approximately $2 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of calendar 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions. The full press release is available here.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sarkis Jebejian, Jonathan Davis and Clement Smadja and associates Lisa Phua and Michelle Miao; tax partners Dean Shulman and Benjamin Schreiner; antitrust partners Matthew Reilly, Marin Boney and Paula Riedel; financing partners Suhan Shim and Ross Leff; and technology & IP transactions partners Seth Traxler and David MacDonald.