Press Release

Kirkland Advises Vine Energy on $2.2 Billion Acquisition by Chesapeake

Kirkland & Ellis counseled Vine Energy Inc. (NYSE: VEI) on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK) in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion. Vine Energy is an energy company focused on the development of natural gas properties in the Haynesville and Mid-Bossier shale plays in Northwest Louisiana.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Andy Calder, Doug Bacon and Bill Benitez and associates Josh Teahen and Patrick Salvo; capital markets partner Michael Rigdon; debt finance partner Andy Veit; tax partner Mark Dundon; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler; and oil & gas partner Rahul Vashi.