JAB Investors’ Acquisition Of National Veterinary Associates


Kirkland & Ellis advised National Veterinary Associates in its sale to JAB Investors by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) and its minority partner, OMERS Private Equity.

NVA is one of the largest veterinary and pet care services organizations in the world.

Jefferies LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to NVA and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. acted as an advisor to the selling shareholders in the transaction.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Jonathan Benloulou (Picture) and included associates Jennifer Yapp, Caleb Vesey and Michael Chung; tax partner Anne Kim and associate William Dong; antitrust and competition partner Michael Thorpe; and capital markets partner Philippa Bond and associate Liam Gallagher.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Benloulou – Kirkland & Ellis; Philippa Bond – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Chung – Kirkland & Ellis; William Dong – Kirkland & Ellis; Liam Gallagher – Kirkland & Ellis; Anne Kim – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Thorpe – Kirkland & Ellis; Caleb Vesey – Kirkland & Ellis; Jennifer Yapp – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: National Veterinary Associates;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti