Press Release

Kirkland Advises Nexi S.p.A. and Mercury UK Holdco Limited on Initial Public Offering of Ordinary Shares of Nexi S.p.A

Kirkland & Ellis advised Nexi S.p.A. and its majority selling shareholder, Mercury UK Holdco Limited, the consortium vehicle of Advent International, Bain Capital and Clessidra, with respect to English law and debt financing matters in connection with the initial public offering of the ordinary shares of Nexi S.p.A., for the purpose of listing on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. The transaction was announced on 12 April 2019. This was the largest IPO in Europe thus far in 2019.

The Kirkland team was led by London-based capital markets partner Matthew Merkle and finance partner Christopher Shield, and included partners Hugh O’Sullivan and Michael Taufner and associates Lloyd Jones, Evgeny Scirto Ostrovskiy, Dinush Wickremanayake and Shayan Hasan.