Matthew Arenson is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily involves counseling leveraged buyout and private equity funds and their portfolio companies on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of public and private companies, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, and debt and equity financings. He also counsels clients on a range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2008 magna cum laude
University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 2004 with High Distinction
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Sidney I. Schenkier, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2006
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Chicago, IL, 2006
Admission : 2008, Illinois
Matthew has worked on transactions in various industries, including manufacturing, retail, restaurant and food service, professional services, technology and health care.
AAI Holdings Corp. in its sale to CML Pharmaceuticals
American Standard Americas in its sale by Sun Capital Partners to LIXIL Corporation
Belcan in its acquisition of Allegiant International
Emerald Performance Materials in its sale to American Securities
Lexington Home Brands in its sale to Yixing Capital and Luolai Lifestyle Technology
Medical Specialties Distributors in its sale to New Mountain Capital
Soundcore Capital Partners in its acquisition of Sweeping Corporation of America.