Kirkland & Ellis advised MSD Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on the closing of its initial public offering of 57,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $575,000,000. MSD Acquisition’s sponsor is an affiliate of MSD Partners, L.P., which was founded by the family office of Michael Dell. The units trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol “MSDAU”, and once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbols “MSDA” and “MSDAW,” respectively.
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The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Debbie Yee, Christian Nagler and Enoch Varner, and associates Sami Ghubril and Paul Fife, with assistance from tax partners Michael Beinus and Scott Fryman, and transactional partners Srinivas Kaushik and Rick Campbell and transactional associates Adarsh Varghese, Camille Walker and Fernanda Langa.