Kirkland & Ellis Advised on Eismann Deal

Kirkland & Ellis International acted as an advisor to Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of Eismann AG, the firm announced Wednesday. Mettmann, Germany-based Eismann is a direct seller for frozen food in Europe. Terms of the deal were not released. Gilde Buy Out Partners operates across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France.

PRESS RELEASE
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of Eismann AG. The value of the transaction is confidential. Eismann AG, headquartered in Mettmann, Germany, is a leading direct seller for frozen food in Europe. Kirkland advises Gilde Buy Out Partners on an ongoing basis.

The Kirkland team in Munich was led by corporate partners Volker Kullmann and Dr. Christian Zuleger and included corporate partner Dominik Stühler, finance partners Dr. Markus Feil and Wolfgang Nardi, tax partner Dr. Roderic Pagel, corporate associates Nicole Schlatter, Sylvia Strumpler and Dirk Kramer, as well as finance associates Christine Kaniak and Rositsa Nacheva. London partners Shaun Goodman and Sarah Jordan counseled on competition matters.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP (www.kirkland.com) is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate/private equity and tax, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Munich, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. The Munich office consists of approximately 30 attorneys focused primarily on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax matters.

About Gilde Buy Out Partners
Gilde Buy Out Partners (www.gilde.com) is a leading European private equity investor for mid-market transactions with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France. It manages funds in excess of €2 billion and has majority shareholdings in, amongst others, Spandex, Gamma Holding, Teleplan, Roompot, Hofmann Menü, Powerlines and Plukon Royale.