KKR and KSL’s Acquisition of Apple Leisure Group


Simpson Thacher has advised KKR and KSL in connection with their announced agreement to acquire Apple Leisure Group.

The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017, and is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Apple Leisure Group is North America’s top seller of all-inclusive vacation packages, with a vertically integrated business model that leverages its capabilities and expertise to deliver exceptional value to travelers, and distribution reach and resort management expertise for hotel owners.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Marni Lerner (Picture), Chad Skinner, Michael Reeves, Isaac Gruber, Gabriela Botifoll, Ayal Bainvoll, Brandon Whittaker and Brandon Barton (M&A); Katharine Moir, Jason Vollbracht and Tanvi Mirani (Tax); Tristan Brown, Erin Murphy and Joo Hyun Lee (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Krista Miniutti and Rachel Stein (Real Estate); James Cross, Adam Shapiro and Christine Marshall (Credit); Marcela Robledo and Gabriel Weiner (Intellectual Property); Michael Isby and Louise Kruger (Environmental); and Michael Naughton and Ellen Frye (Antitrust).

Involved fees earner: Marni Lerner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Chad Skinner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Reeves – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Isaac Gruber – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gabriela Botifoll – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ayal Bainvoll – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brandon Whittaker – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Vollbracht – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tanvi Mirani – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tristan Brown – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joo Hyun Lee – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Erin Murphy – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista Miniutti – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rachel Stein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Shapiro – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christine Marshall – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gabriel Weiner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Louise Kruger – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Naughton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ellen Frye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: KSL Capital Partners; KKR;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti