Press Release

Kirkland Advises WHP Global on Acquisition of G-Star RAW

Kirkland & Ellis advises WHP Global, one of the fastest growing global brand management firms, on its acquisition of a majority interest in the G-Star RAW® brand, a denim fashion brand. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2023, subject to customary closing conditions including works council procedure.

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The Kirkland team was led by partners Carlos Gil Rivas, Ben Hai and John Patten, with support from corporate partner Hamed Meshki; debt finance partners Evgeny Zborovsky, Sarah Goodwin, David Nemecek and Katrina Levy; tax partners Tim Lowe and Cian O'Connor; and antitrust partners Philipp Gnatzy and Athina Van Melkebeke.