Press Release

Kirkland Advises Bain Capital on Acquisition of Fogo de Chão

Kirkland advised Bain Capital Private Equity on its $1.1 billion acquisition of Brazilian steakhouse brand Fogo de Chão from private equity firm Rhône Capital, which took the restaurant chain private in 2018. The transaction was announced on August 15, 2023, and is expected to close in September 2023. Fogo de Chão is a leading international fast-experiential restaurant brand offering Brazilian cuisine with 76 locations worldwide.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Matthew O’Brien, Laura Steinke and Ben Dionne, and associates Kendahl Mordini, Matt Suhosky, Tamara Zehentbauer and George Colligan; debt finance partners Melissa Hutson, Yuli Wang and Timothy Hughes and associate Yinan Guo; tax partners Mike Carew and Meg Dewar and associate Katherine Karnosh; employment & labor partner Peter Mee and associates Paul Vasiloff and Maayan Sachs; executive compensation partners Scott Price and Matthew Wood and associate Tom Kotlowski; technology transactions & intellectual property partner Vladimir Khodosh and associates Seth Pritchard and Amani Coutinho; employee benefits partner Alex Mihalas and Mackenzie Packard; environmental partner Jonathan Kidwell and associate Max Anderson; ESG & impact partner Alexandra Farmer and associate Menaka Nayar; international trade partners Kim Nemirow and Nick Niles and associate Zach Sommers; antitrust partner Michael Thorpe and associate Catherine Kordestani; ex-US filings partners Paula Riedel and Athina Van Melkebeke and associate Richard Birch; and real estate partner Rob Miceli and associates Mark Lipschultz and Bob McAuliff.