Press Release

Kirkland Represents Special Committee of Verso Corporation on Sale to BillerudKorsnäs for $825 Million

Kirkland & Ellis advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading American owned and operated producer of graphic, specialty and packaging paper and market pulp, on its sale to BillerudKorsnäs, a provider of packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future, for approximately $825 million. The combined company will be one of the largest providers of virgin fiber paper and packaging with a cost and quality advantage. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. 

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Steven Li, Jonathan Davis and Daniel Wolf and associates Shachar Nir and Arjun Karthikeyan, executive compensation partner Kate Coverdale and associate Katherine Nemeth, and environmental transactions partner Sara Webber.