Press Release

Kirkland Advises Bain Capital Private Equity and Consortium Partners on €2.1 Billion Public Takeover of Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Bain Capital Private Equity and its consortium partners, Ahlström Capital Oy, Viknum AB and Belgrano Inversiones Oy, on the proposed public takeover of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj.  A recommended tender offer for all the issued and outstanding shares in Ahlstrom-Munksjö was announced today. The offer values Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s total equity at approximately €2.1 billion.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in innovative and sustainable fiber-based materials, and its products are used in a broad range of industrial applications and consumer-driven products and processes. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is headquartered in Finland and its shares are listed in Helsinki and Stockholm.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Rory Mullarkey and Jacob Traff; debt finance partners Neel Sachdev and Chris Shield; capital markets partner Matthew Merkle and Deirdre Jones; tax partner Dulcie Daly and antitrust & competition partners Paula Riedel and Annie Herdman. The team was supported by transactional associates Ben Hai, Nick Appleton and Siana Bell, debt finance associates Kanesh Balasubramaniam, Jessica Kim and Kieran Ong, and antitrust & competition associate Athina Van Melkebeke..