Press Release

Kirkland Counsels Clearlake on Decision to Acquire IXS

Kirkland & Ellis represented Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its entry into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of IXS Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of coating solutions and vehicle upfit services to OEMs, the automotive aftermarket, and diversified industrial end markets, from Olympus Partners. 

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Luke Guerra and Bianca Levin-Soler and included associates Nikita Patel and Peter Liskanich; tax partners Russell Light and Josh McLane and associate Michael Alcan; debt finance partners Brian Ford and Christine Bae and associate Paige Scheckla; technology and intellectual property transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh and associate Preeta Reddy; executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associate Anthony Ji; environmental transactions partner Stefanie Gitler and associate Ty’Meka Reeves-Sobers; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Caitlin Pyrce; labor and employment partners R.D. Kohut and Madeline Klebanov and associate Christine Lacku; real estate partner John Caruso; and international trade partner Shawn Cooley and associate Jeremy Iloulian.