Deere’s $5.2 Billion Acquisition of the Wirtgen Group

Transaction advisors included Citigroup as exclusive financial advisor to Deere, Linklaters LLP as deal legal counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP as securities legal counsel and EY as accounting and tax advisor. The Boston Consulting Group served as a strategic advisor.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services to customers whose work is linked to the land.

The Wirtgen Group is a leading manufacturer of road construction equipment, for approximately $5.2 billion.

The Wirtgen Group has a global footprint with approximately 8,000 employees and sells products in more than 100 countries through a large network of company-owned and independent dealers. The combined business is expected to benefit from sharing best practices in distribution, customer support, manufacturing and technology as well as in scale and efficiency of operations. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of Deere’s 2018 fiscal year.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Deere & Company with a team led by corporate partners Robert Hayward (Picture), Scott Falk and associate Maggie Flores.

 

Involved fees earner: Robert Hayward – Kirkland & Ellis; Scott Falk – Kirkland & Ellis; Maggie Flores – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Deere & Company;