Press Release

Kirkland Advises Blackstone on Closing of $2.3 Billion Rover Acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis advised private equity funds managed by Blackstone on the close of the acquisition of Rover Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROVR), the world’s largest online marketplace for pet care, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Rover stockholders received $11.00 per share in cash. Rover’s common stock has ceased trading and will be delisted from the Nasdaq.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Chris Burwell, Sean Kramer, Zach Miller, Marshall Shaffer, Daniel Yip and Daniel Wolf; debt finance partners Yuli Wang, Melissa Hutson and associate Raghav Gupta; executive compensation partners Rohit Nafday and Daniel Rios; and tax partner Devin Heckman.