Press Release

Kirkland Represents Fortress Credit Advisors in Financing for Perry Ellis Take-Private

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Fortress Credit Advisors LLC in the financing for the acquisition of Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY), which today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a newly formed entity controlled by George Feldenkreis, Perry Ellis’ founder and member of the Company’s Board of Directors, will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Perry Ellis not already beneficially owned by the Feldenkreis family. The transaction is valued at approximately $437 million. More information is available in the Perry Ellis press release here.

The Kirkland team was led by debt finance partners David M. Nemecek, P.C., and Nisha Kanchanapoomi, M&A partners Joshua M. Zachariah, P.C., Damon R. Fisher, P.C., and Joseph K. Halloum, tax partner Lee Morlock, P.C., and technology & IP transactions partner Seth Traxler, P.C., and associate Matthew Colman.