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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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

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Matthew Merkle

Tel:
Work 020 7469 2425
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Capital markets

Position

Capital Markets Partner. Matthew has represented private equity sponsors, issuers and investment banks in high yield bond offerings in connection with leveraged buyouts, refinancings, restructurings and other complex financings in Europe, the United States and emerging markets.

Career

2013 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; 2012-2013 Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.; 2008-2012 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Education

Harvard Law School (JD, 2008); Vanderbilt University (BA, 2003)


London: Finance

High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Matthew Merkle - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Within: High yield

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is the leading player on the sponsor side of the high yield market and the firm has one of the largest US capital markets teams in London. The practice focuses exclusively on US high yield bonds and liability management transactions. Its work for issuers in 2018 accounted for 17 bond offerings. Practice head William Burke and partner Matthew Merkle frequently lead on lead on some of the most ground-breaking and complex high-yield transactions in Europe for sponsors and issuers, which last year included a €2.2bn offering by Bain Capital portfolio company Nexi Capital. The 'super-smart' Cedric Van den Borren is among the few high yield specialists in London who focuses on deals in the French market, where he acts for sponsors and portfolio companies including Partners Group. Up and coming partner Tim Volkheimer handled deals for major private equity sponsors and credit funds active in Europe including Bain Capital.

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