Press Release

Kirkland Represents Information Resources, Inc. on Combination with The NPD Group

Kirkland & Ellis advised Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”), a fast-growing global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, on its combination with The NPD Group, a global provider of market information and advisory services in more than 20 industries. The combination will create a leading global technology, analytics and data provider that offers clients a view of total retail purchasing and consumption trends powered by advanced, predictive analytics on the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data® technology platform. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Jennifer Perkins, Frances Dales and Andrew Kimball, and antitrust partners Ian John and Marin Boney.