Press Release

Kirkland Advises Star Peak II on $1.35 Billion Combination with Benson Hill

Kirkland & Ellis counseled Star Peak Corp II (NYSE: STPC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, on its business combination with Benson Hill, Inc., a sustainable food technology company.  The business combination will result in Benson Hill becoming a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “BHIL.” Following the close, Benson Hill will have a pro forma enterprise value of approximately $1.35 billion based on the $10.00 per share price of Star Peak common stock and assuming no redemptions by Star Peak shareholders.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Bill Benitez and David Thompson and associate Mark Kunzman; capital markets partners Matt Pacey and Bryan Flannery and associate Ieuan List; executive compensation partner Stephen Jacobson and associate Jabir Yusoff; and tax partners Mark Dundon and Lane Morgan.