Press Release

Kirkland Advises Centerview Partners as Financial Advisor in Acquisition of AVX by Kyocera

Kirkland & Ellis advised Centerview Partners, financial advisor to the Special Committee of AVX Corporation, on AVX’s sale to Kyocera Corporation of all outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not already owned by Kyocera for $21.75 per share. The deal is currently expected to close in the fourth quarter of Kyocera’s fiscal year ending March 2020. Upon closing, AVX will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Michael Brueck and Francisco Morales Barrón and capital markets partner Christian Nagler, and corporate associate Aidan Murphy.