Strategic Value Partners’ Acquisition of Vita Group

Kirkland & Ellis advised Strategic Value Partners on the deal

The UK-based Vita Group, which had been owned by TPG since 2005, develops, manufactures and markets flexible polyurethane, Talalay latex and flooring products to customers across Europe, the US and China. It operates 37 sites in 15 countries and employs around 2,700 people. Last year it recorded preliminary sales of EUR704 million and Ebitda of EUR40 million.

The transaction, which completed on 10 May, was for an undisclosed sum.

The Kirkland team was led by London-based corporate partners Rory Mullarkey (Picture) and Carl Bradshaw and associate Tom Bartram. The team also included tax partners Tim Lowe and Frixos Hatjantonas, antitrust partners Paula Riedel and Mark Gardner, debt partner Hugh O’Sullivan, technology & IP transactions partner Emma Flett, litigation partner Richard Boynton and regulatory partner Adam Skinner.

Involved fees earner: Rory Mullarkey – Kirkland & Ellis; Carl Bradshaw – Kirkland & Ellis; Tom Bartram – Kirkland & Ellis; Timothy Lowe – Kirkland & Ellis; Frixos Hatjantonas – Kirkland & Ellis; Paula Riedel – Kirkland & Ellis; Mark Gardner – Kirkland & Ellis; Hugh O’Sullivan – Kirkland & Ellis; Adam Skinner – Kirkland & Ellis; Emma Flett – Kirkland & Ellis; Richard Boynton – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Strategic Value Partners;