Press Release

Kirkland Represents Fort Dearborn on Sale to Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Merger with Multi-Color Corporation

Kirkland & Ellis advised Fort Dearborn, a prime label supplier to the consumer goods marketplace and portfolio company of Advent International, on its sale to funds managed by Clayton Dubilier & Rice and merger with Multi-Color Corporation (MMC) to create the world’s largest label solutions company serving customers worldwide. The combined company will generate approximately $3 billion of annual revenue. The acquisitions are subject to customary closing conditions and expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Will Boothby and included debt finance partners Jay Ptashek and Mark Adler and corporate partners Andrea Conzatti and Doug Ryder.