Press Release

Kirkland Advises TJC on Sale of Worldwide Clinical Trials

Kirkland & Ellis advised private equity firm TJC and its affiliate company Worldwide Clinical Trials on the sale of the contract research organization to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company, LLC. The deal was announced August 7 and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023. TJC will hold onto a meaningful minority equity stake in Worldwide Clinical Trials, which works in partnership with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to create customized solutions to advance new medications from discovery to reality.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Michael Weisser, Lukas Richards and Ned Schultheis and associates Oliver Yee, D. Kim Grinhaus and Ahmed Imam; tax partner Jared Rusman and associate Liz Allison; executive compensation partner Mike Krasnovsky and associate Annemarie Mierzejewski; and debt finance partners Jason Serlenga and Katie Taylor.