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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

30 ST MARY AXE, LONDON, EC3A 8AF, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7469 2000
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Fax 020 7469 2001
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www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Matthew Merkle, London, ENGLAND

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Matthew Merkle

Tel:
Work 020 7469 2425
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Capital markets.

Position

Matthew Merkle is a capital markets partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He has experience in US and international finance and capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Matthew has represented issuers, sponsors and investment banks with respect to high yield debt offerings, registered debt and equity offerings, investment grade offerings, restructurings, consent solicitations and private placements.

Career

New York, 2009; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York and London, associate (2008-2012); Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., New York, associate (2012).

Education

Harvard Law School, JD, 2008; Vanderbilt University, BA, 2003 summa cum laude.


London: Finance

High yield

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Matthew Merkle - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Within: High yield

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP¬†delivers 'an exceptional level of service; it has unparalleled bench strength and market know-how on the sponsor side'. The firm has one of the largest high yield practices in Europe, which focuses purely on¬†US high yield bonds and liability management transactions. It completed 19 high yield offerings in 2017 as primary issuer counsel, and acts for a broad range of financial sponsors and their issuer portfolio companies, as evidenced by its work for¬†Bain Capital, Cinven and Nidda BondCo in¬†the offering of ‚ā¨735m¬†in senior secured notes and ‚ā¨340m in senior notes to refinance a bridge facility used in the takeover offer for STADA Arzneimittel.¬†Matthew Merkle¬†handled that deal. Head of the London capital markets William Burke¬†is¬†'uniquely talented and has no other peer in Europe'. His highlights included acting for¬†Ardian, Goldentree and portfolio company Maxeda DIY in a ‚ā¨475m notes offering.¬†'Outstanding lawyer'¬†Cedric Van den Borren¬†'always finds solutions to complex issues'. He assisted¬†Partners Group AG and PSP Investments with high yield issuance as part of a ‚ā¨1.15bn financing for the acquisition of¬†Cerba HealthCare.¬†Rising star¬†Tim Volkheimer¬†and the¬†'client-focused and solution-oriented'¬†Gilles Teerlinck¬†are also recommended.

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