Press Release

Kirkland Represents FountainVest on Acquisition of Ziwi

Kirkland & Ellis is acting as international counsel to FountainVest, a leading private equity firm in China, on its acquisition of Ziwi, a leading New Zealand-based pet food exporter and the global leader of air-dried pet nutrition. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

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The Kirkland team is led by corporate partners Daniel Dusek and Maurice Conway and included associates Ray Wong and Serene Lu. They were supported by corporate associate Zhixin Liu, debt finance partners Manas Chandrashekar and Karen Ho and associates Sean Zhang and Kibbeum Kim, antitrust partners Mark Gardner and Carla Hine, technology & IP transactions partner Min Wang and associates Andrew Abokhair and Aseem Jha, government, regulatory & internal investigations partner Cori Lable and associate Grace Zhu, international trade and national security partner Daniel Gerkin, investment funds partners Justin Dolling and Jennifer Feng, employment benefits partner Maureen O’Brien, executive compensation associate John Kleinjan, employment & labor partner Christine Lacku and associate Nick Ustaski, and tax partner Mike Carew and associate Simona Brooks.