Press Release

Kirkland Advises Vestar Capital and Edward Don on Sale of Distributor to Sysco

Kirkland & Ellis advised private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners and portfolio company Edward Don & Company (DON) on the sale of the foodservice equipment and supplies distributor to Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY). DON will operate as a standalone specialty division within Sysco upon completion of the transaction. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Frances Dales, Ryan Brissette, Jennifer Perkins and associate Patrick O’Connor and tax partners David Grenker and Vivek Ratnam.