Press Release

Kirkland Advises Dave & Buster's on $835 Million Acquisition of Main Event

Kirkland & Ellis counseled Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, on its agreement to acquire Main Event from Ardent Leisure Group Limited (ASX:ALG) and RedBird Capital for approximately $835 million.  

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Doug Ryder, Melissa Kalka, and Jack Shirley and associate Camille Walker; capital markets partner Julian Seiguer and associate Logan Weissler; debt finance partner Rachael Lichman; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler; real estate partner Andy Van Noord;  antitrust & competition partner James Mutchnik; and tax partners Sara Zablotney and Joseph Tootle.