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Phone: +1 212-446-4932
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Overview News Events Publications
5/3/2018
Press Releases
Chambers & Partners Ranks Kirkland & Ellis LLP and its Attorneys in the United States
3/6/2018
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Represents GTCR and Sycamore in $1.1B acquisition of CommerceHub
6/9/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents the Special Committee of Black Knight Financial Services in Connection with the Spin-Off of Fidelity National Financial’s Interests
6/6/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents GTCR on Acquisition of Albany Molecular Research Alongside Carlyle
5/26/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked a Top-Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners
5/22/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents Huntsman in Combination with Clariant
2/22/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Represents Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 on $ 2.8 Billion Combination of SourceHOV, Novitex and Quinpario
9/7/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents Micro Focus on Acquisition of HPE’s Software Business for Approximately $8.8 Billion
7/15/2016
Law360 | Press Mentions
3 Ways To Seal The Deal Quickly
Bill Sorabella discussed the importance of having a coordinated team and specific goals so dealmakers can stay on track.
7/11/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents Sagent Pharmaceuticals on its Acquisition by Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical for Approximately $750 Million
5/27/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked a Top-Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners
8/21/2015
Law360 | Press Mentions
Kirkland-Led Catterton Pays $925M For Spa Co. Steiner Leisure
Kirkland advises Catterton in the acquisition of Steiner Leisure.
8/21/2015
The Deal | Press Mentions
Spa Operator Steiner Leisure to be Acquired by PE Firm Catterton for $925M
Kirkland advises Catterton in the acquisition of Steiner Leisure.
7/20/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland Counsels SunEdison on Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2B
5/19/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked a Top-Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners
3/25/2015
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Kirkland & Ellis Advises 3G Capital and HJ Heinz in Transaction with Kraft Foods
3/16/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents LNK Partners in Transaction with Life Time Fitness
3/16/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland Represents Murray Energy in Transaction with Foresight Energy
11/24/2014
Law360 | Press Mentions
2014 M&A MVPs: Kirkland's William Sorabella & David Feirstein
William Sorabella and David Feirstein are profiled as leaders in the dealmaking space.
11/18/2014
Law360 | Awards & Rankings
Five Kirkland Partners Named to Law360's "MVPs of the Year" List
9/2/2014
The Am Law Daily | Press Mentions
Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein
William Sorabella and David Feirstein are profiled for a recent deal for Burger King Worldwide Inc.
8/26/2014
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Represents Burger King Worldwide in Transaction with Tim Hortons
5/23/2014
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked a Top-Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners
4/30/2014
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Represents Exelon in Pepco Acquisition
5/24/2013
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked a Top-Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners
5/13/2013
Reuters | Press Mentions
Kirkland Builds Leading M&A Practice On Big Hires, Deals
Kirkland's M&A practice is profiled.
5/6/2013
Law360 | Press Mentions
Kirkland, Wachtell Go 3 For 3 In Year's Biggest LBOs
Kirkland's recent M&A work is discussed.
3/28/2013
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
Dealmakers of the Year
3/28/2013
The American Lawyer | Press Mentions
Dealmakers of the Year: A Foot in the Door - William Sorabella and Stephen Fraidin of Kirkland & Ellis
Stephen Fraidin and William Sorabella are profiled for their work in the $2 billion take-private acquisition of Collective Brands, Inc.
11/29/2012
Financial Times | Awards & Rankings
U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report
10/10/2012
Law360 | Press Mentions
Burger King Deal Structure Still Has Sizzle
Stephen Fraidin and William Sorabella discuss their development of the "Burger King structure," which has been used in a number of M&A deals in the last two years.
4/4/2012
Law360 | Press Mentions
Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' William Sorabella
William Sorabella is profiled as an up-and-coming corporate attorney.
4/3/2012
New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
Burger King to Return to Public Markets
Kirkland represents Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and 3G Capital in Burger King's definitive business combination agreement with Justice Holdings Limited, a publicly listed UK investment vehicle.
3/16/2012
Law360 | Awards & Rankings
2012 Rising Stars
2/3/2012
The Deal | Press Mentions
Deal Diary: Feb. 6, 2012
Kirkland's M&A Practice Group has a "blockbuster" month in January 2012.
1/30/2012
The Am Law Daily | Press Mentions
Jones Day, Kirkland Advise on Eastman Chemical's $4.7 Billion Solutia Buy
Kirkland advises Solutia in its $4.7 billion acquisition by Eastman Chemical Company.
1/27/2012
The New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
Eastman Chemical to Buy Solutia for $3.4 Billion
Kirkland represents Solutia in its agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Company for a total transaction value of about $4.7 billion.
1/4/2012
Law360 | Press Mentions
M&A Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland is named as one of the five "M&A Groups of the Year."
12/29/2011
The New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
The Top of the Class in Deal-Making
Kirkland advised on several of the top deals in 2011, according to the New York Times Dealbook blog. The article highlights work for clients Koor Industries, Bain Capital, Exco Resources, Fundtech, Avis Budget Group, iGate and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
11/23/2011
Law360 | Press Mentions
M&A MVP: Kirkland's William Sorabella
William Sorabella is profiled as a leader in M&A law.
11/10/2011
Law360 | Press Mentions
Law360 Names 2011 MVPs
10 Kirkland partners have been named to Law360's inaugural "MVPs of the Year" awards.
11/1/2011
Financial Times | Awards & Rankings
U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report
June 2011
Mergers & Acquisitions | Press Mentions
The Deal Tacticians
Kirkland's M&A practice is discussed in this article profiling David Fox, Daniel Wolf, Stephen Fraidin, Stephen Oetgen, William Sorabella, George Stamas, Jeffrey Symons and James Sprayregen are mentioned. Recent antitrust hires Tim Muris, Christine Wilson, Bilal Sayyed and Ian Conner are also mentioned.
4/28/2011
The New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
Exelon to Buy Constellation Energy for $7.9 Billion
Kirkland represents Constellation Energy in its purchase by Exelon.
4/1/2011
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
Dealmakers of the Year
4/1/2011
The American Lawyer | Press Mentions
Dealmakers of the Year
Stephen Fraidin and William Sorabella are featured as "Dealmakers of the Year" with regard to their work for 3G in its acquisition of Burger King.
3/30/2011
International Financial Law Review | Awards & Rankings
IFLR Americas Awards
1/4/2011
The New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
Deal Makers at the Head of the 2010 Class
Kirkland's work for 3G in its acquisition of Burger King is highlighted as a major deal of 2010.
9/2/2010
The New York Times Dealbook | Press Mentions
Burger King to Sell Itself to 3G for $4 Billion
Kirkland represented 3G in the $4 billion acquisition of Burger King. Stephen Fraidin, William Sorabella and Jay Ptashek led the Kirkland team.
3/1/2010
The Wall Street Journal | Press Mentions
Solutia to Purchase Solar-Supplies Firm
Kirkland advised Solutia in its $326 million acquisition of Etimex Solar.
4/3/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Advises Perini Corporation in Merger with Tutor-Saliba Corporation
November 2007
The American Lawyer | Press Mentions
Big Deals: Dade Behring
The acquisition of Kirkland client Dade Behring by Siemens is discussed. The Kirkland deal team is mentioned.
7/25/2007
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Advises in Dade Behring Acquisition Valued at $7 Billion
10/2/2006
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Appoints 62 New Partners
3/1/2006
The American Lawyer | Press Mentions
Big Deals: Constellation Energy Group

The Kirkland deal team for Constellation Energy Group was mentioned in this article regarding their client's 11 billion dollar merger with FPL.

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