Press Release

Kirkland Counsels Cyanco International in Acquisition Agreement with Cerberus Capital Management Affiliate

Kirkland & Ellis represented Cyanco International, LLC, in an agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management L.P.  Cyanco is the largest global producer of sodium cyanide, a critical input in the gold and silver mining industry. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary conditions to closing, were not disclosed. The full release is available here.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Hamed Meshki and included associates Jennifer Yapp and Michael Chung; debt finance partners David Nemecek, Nisha Kanchanapoomi and associate Paul Rezvani; tax partner Russell Light and associate Alexandra Maravich; environmental transactional partner Sara Michaelchuck Webber and associate Michael Saretsky; international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associates Joshua Thompson and Carolyn Schroll; real estate partner Roberto Miceli and associate Dustin Paige; labor partner Edward Holzwanger; executive compensation partners Michael Krasnovsky, Andy Barton and associate Galen Spielman; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Scott Vail; technology and intellectual property transactions partner Matthew Lovell; and antitrust partner Carla A.R. Hine and of counsel Donna Alberts Peel.