Kirkland & Ellis advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Globe-Trotter Group, the British luxury luggage brand, from entrepreneur Toshiyasu Takubo. Founded in 1897, Globe-Trotter is a British luxury luggage brand. Its world-renowned suitcases are known for their distinguished design and construction, with products that are handcrafted in the UK by skilled artisans using original manufacturing methods and machinery. Globe-Trotter luggage has built a loyal customer base that includes a number of prominent and influential individuals, while the business has also collaborated with numerous premium brands including Hermès, Tiffany, Gucci, Berluti and Aston Martin.
The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Jacob Traff and Ben Leyendecker; tax partner Dulcie Daly; technology & IP transactions partner Emma Flett; supported by transactional associates Nick Appleton, Ayca Yilmaz, Greta-Josefin Harnisch and Christina Albath.