Kirkland & Ellis advised Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, on its business combination with Aeries Technology, Inc., a global professional services and consulting partner, which was completed on November 6, 2023. Starting November 8, 2023, the ordinary shares and warrants of the combined company, Aeries Technology, Inc., were listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the symbols “AERT” and “AERTW”, respectively. The Business Combination was approved at a General Meeting of Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp.’s shareholders on November 2, 2023.
Aeries is a global professional management services partner offering a range of management consultancy services for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies including software solutions, product management, IT infrastructure, information & cyber security, ERP & CRM platform management, business process management and digital transformation services.
The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partner Lance Hancock and associates Jarvis Yau, Jackson Fountain, Jake Moeller and Taylor Petersen; corporate partners Debbie Yee, Michael Cline and John Kaercher and associates Niki Namazi and Jordan Mulder; tax partners David Wheat and Bill Dong; and executive compensation partners Stephen Jacobson and Stephen Brecher.