MSD Acquisition Corp.’s $575 Million Initial Public Offering

Kirkland & Ellis advised MSD Acquisition Corp. on the deal.

MSD Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, copleted its initial public offering of 57,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $575,000,000.  MSD Acquisition’s sponsor is an affiliate of MSD Partners, L.P., which was founded by the family office of Michael Dell.  The units trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol “MSDAU”, and once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbols “MSDA” and “MSDAW,” respectively.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers and representatives for the underwriters for the offering.

The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Debbie Yee (Picture), Christian Nagler and Enoch Varner, and associates Sami Ghubril and Paul Fife, with assistance from tax partners Michael Beinus and Scott Fryman, and transactional partners Srinivas Kaushik and Rick Campbell and transactional associates Adarsh Varghese, Camille Walker and Fernanda Langa.

Involved fees earner: Michael Beinus – Kirkland & Ellis; Richard Campbell – Kirkland & Ellis; Paul David Fife – Kirkland & Ellis; Scott Fryman – Kirkland & Ellis; Sami Ghubril – Kirkland & Ellis; Srinivas Kaushik – Kirkland & Ellis; Fernanda Langa – Kirkland & Ellis; Christian Nagler – Kirkland & Ellis; Adarsh Varghese – Kirkland & Ellis; Enoch Varner – Kirkland & Ellis; Camille Walker – Kirkland & Ellis; Debbie Yee – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: MSD Acquisition Corp.;

Author: Martina Bellini