Press Release

Kirkland Advises Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. on Over $2 Billion in Capital Markets Transactions

Kirkland & Ellis advised Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company, on its successful procurement of over $2 billion of additional liquidity in response to impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the company and the cruise industry. The transactions include gross proceeds of $2.225 billion ($2.4 billion if the underwriters exercise their full overallotment options) and were significantly oversubscribed. The transactions consisted of (1) $400 million public offering of common equity, (2) $750 million exchangeable senior notes offering, (3) $675 million senior secured notes offering and (4) $400 million private investment from global consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Sophia Hudson, and included transactional partners Eric Schiele and Jonathan Davis and associate Zoey Hitzert; debt finance partners Melissa Hutson and Kristen Derhaag; and transactional partner Maggie Flores.