Press Release

Kirkland Represents Carlyle Group on Acquisition of Weiman Products

Kirkland & Ellis advised The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm, on its acquisition alongside TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, of WU Holdco, Inc. (“Weiman Products”), a Gurnee, IL-based manufacturer and distributor of specialty cleaning products for multi-billion dollar consumer and commercial end markets, from Cortec Group, a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not released.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Armand Della Monica and Dvir Oren and associates Payson Lyman, Nils Remole, and Han Park; debt finance partners Jason Kanner and Kathryn Leonard and associates Matt Young, Leah Charlesworth and Bradley Cho; and tax partners Dean Shulman and Adam Kool.