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Kirkland Advises Bain Capital and Carlyle on Joint Voluntary Public Takeover Offer for OSRAM

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital Private Equity and The Carlyle Group on a joint voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of OSRAM Licht AG. OSRAM is a leading lighting technology group headquartered in Munich and listed on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges.The offer corresponds to an equity value for OSRAM of approx. €3.4 billion and a total enterprise value of approx. €4 billion.

A global Kirkland team advised on all aspects of the transaction including public M&A, corporate, capital markets, financing, tax, antitrust and IP aspects. The team was led by M&A partners Ben Leyendecker and Jörg Kirchner as well as finance partners Neel Sachdev and Matt Merkle.