Press Release

Kirkland Advises AE Industrial Partners and Redwire on Redwire’s Combination with Genesis Park Acquisition Corp.

Kirkland & Ellis represented AE Industrial Partners-backed Redwire, a provider of mission-critical space solutions and components for the next-generation space economy, in its business combination with Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: GNPK), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon completion, Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. changed its name to Redwire Corporation. Redwire’s shares of common stock and warrants began trading on the NYSE on September 3, 2021, under the new ticker symbols “RDW” and “RDW WS,” respectively.  

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Matt Arenson and Dan Hoppe and capital markets partners Bob Hayward and Alex Schwartz, with support from corporate partners Doug Gessner and Jeremy Liss, and corporate associates Andrew Struckmeyer, Latif Alashe and Zach Simon and capital markets associates Hannah Kropp, Sam Paullin, Nick Pappas and Katy Martinez; technology & IP transactions partner Aaron Lorber and associate Jeff Seroogy; labor and employment partner Peter Mee and associates Xander Flynn-Tabloff and Anusheh Khoshsima; environmental transactions partner Christian Semonsen; real estate partner Rob Miceli and associate Kelly Bershader; employee benefits partner Jeff Quinn and associate Iris Grossman; tax partner Rachel Cantor and associate Joe Morley; executive compensation partner Stephen Jacobson and associates Karsten Busby and Alex Freund; government contracts partner Boyd Greene; international trade and national security partner Sanjay Mullick and associates Jeremy Iloulian, Luci Hague and Anais Bourbon; antitrust partner Mike Thorpe; and debt finance partners Carolyn Aiken and Michelle Kilkenney and associates Alex Straka and Kate Vandenberg.