Kirkland Advises Linden Capital Partners on Acquisition of LifeStyles Healthcare
Kirkland & Ellis advised Linden Capital Partners (Linden) a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, on its acquisition of LifeStyles Healthcare (LifeStyles), a global sexual health and wellness platform, from a consortium of investors including Trustar Capital and Humanwell Healthcare. The LifeStyles investment comes as a result of Linden’s growing consumer healthcare sector effort. As part of the transaction, the Chinese operations of LifeStyles, including the Jissbon brand, will be separated from the parent company and be retained by the selling shareholders.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Robert Wilson, Daniel Guerin and Brett Nelson and associates Will Guthrie, Zach Simon and Gino Jacobazzi, debt finance partners Thomas Dobleman and Lee Discher and associates Sara Koniewicz-Krob, Chris Massie and Georgie Bierwirth, tax partner Kevin Coenen and associate Christopher Worek, and technology & IP transactions partners Daniel Lewis and Matthew Darch and associate Payton McCoy.