Press Release

Kirkland Advises Oakley Capital on Acquisition of Globe-Trotter

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.

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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.