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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

Rory Mullarkey

Tel:
Work 020 7469 2059
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Corporate, M&A.

Position

Rory Mullarkey is a corporate partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Rory focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Rory has advised on both public and private transactions, representing both purchasers and sellers, and has also significant experience in cross-border transactions.

Career

Qualified Law Society of England and Wales, solicitor 1999; Dewey Ballantine LLP, corporate associate 1999-2001; Allen & Overy, corporate associate 2001-06; Royal & Sun Alliance Group plc, M&A client secondment, Group Corporate Centre 2004; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London, partner 2007 to present.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

Manchester University and Université de Bourgogne, France (1995 LLB, Law and French Law, 1st class Honours); College of Law, Chester (1996 Legal Practice Course).


London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's team has an outstanding track record of handling multi-jurisdictional big-ticket private equity transactions. Its client list includes many of the very largest US and European sponsors, including Apax Partners, Blackstone, Centerbridge, CVC, TPG and Vitruvian Partners. The group's bench strength and 'combination of practical experience and deep expertise' makes it a natural choice for complex deals involving multiple counterparties. In a high-profile move, the firm recently hired David Higgins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Other notable partners in the team include Matthew Elliott and Celyn Evans, who acted for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in the circa $1.3bn sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity. Also recommended are Rory Mullarkey, James Learner and Andrej Wolf, all of whom advised Apax Partners on its acquisition of luxury fashion brand Matchesfashion.com. Another highlight saw Stuart Boyd, Michael Steele, Mark Thompson and others assist Global Logistics Properties with its successful bid to acquire European logistics business Gazeley from Brookfield Asset Management for $2.8bn. The heavyweight team also includes Roger Johnson, David Arnold, Gavin Gordon, David Holdsworth and Aprajita Dhundia.

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