Press Release

Kirkland Represents The Marshall Retail Group in Acquisition by WH Smith PLC for $400 Million

Kirkland & Ellis represented The Marshall Retail Group, LLC in its sale to WH Smith PLC. Marshall Retail, a portfolio company of leading middle-market private equity investment firm Brentwood Associates, is America’s largest independent specialty retailer in the airport and resort marketplace. The deal is valued at $400 million.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Hamed Meshki and Bianca Levin-Soler and included transactional associates Liam Gallagher and Austin Siegemund-Broka; London transactional partners Matthew Elliott and Stuart Boyd; tax partners Michael Beinus and Meredith Levy and associate Bari Mohibi; technology and intellectual property transactions partner Matt Lovell and associate Bernadette Coppola; executive compensation partner Matt Shiels and associate Brian Valcarce; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Emily Morrison; labor and employment partner R.D. Kohut and associate Sydney Jones; real estate partner Roberto S. Miceli and associate Ashley Thompson; environmental transactions partner Toby Chun and associate Michelle Sliwinski; debt finance partners David Nemecek and Nisha Kanchanapoomi and associate Andrew Hurley; and antitrust partners Carla A.R. Hine and Mike Robert-Smith and associate Kelsey Marie Laugel.