Kirkland & Ellis LLP Represents Wynnchurch Capital in Raising $1.2 Billion Fund

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Wynnchurch Capital in the raising of its fourth private equity fund, Wynnchurch Capital Partners IV, L.P., which announced its final closing at $1.2 billion of limited partner commitments. The fund, which had a target of $900 million, was oversubscribed, resulting in the fund reaching its hard cap closing relatively quickly after its initial launch in September 2014.

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Dermira Prices its Initial Public Offering

Cooley advised the underwriters on Dermira, Inc.’s $125 million initial public offering. Dermira is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated medical dermatology products to dermatologists and their patients. The company now trades on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “DERM.”

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Leerink Partners LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC and Needham & Company, LLC acted as co-managers for the offering. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,171,875 additional shares of common stock.

The Cooley corporate and securities team advising the underwriters was comprised of partners Drew Williamson, David Peinsipp and Charlie Kim, and associates Kristin VanderPas, Robert E. Jones and Eric Cheng.

Critical support was provided by partners Natasha Leskovsek and Wendy Goldstein, special counsel Phil Mitchell and associate Jennifer Shanley (health care and life sciences regulatory); partner Bill Christiansen (intellectual property); partner Renee Deming (compensation and benefits); and partner Susan Cooper Philpot (tax).

Shearman & Sterling Represents InRetail Consumer in Senior Notes Offering, Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation

Shearman & Sterling represented InRetail Consumer, a Peruvian trust, along with its subsidiaries, in connection with (1) its issuance of US$300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.250% Senior Notes due 2021 and (2) its offer to purchase and consent solicitation for any and all of the outstanding 8.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 of Interproperties Retail Trust, a Cayman trust.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises on The GEO Group’s $250 Million Senior Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, represented by BofA Merrill Lynch, in connection with the purchase of $250 million aggregate principal amount of The GEO Group, Inc.’s (“GEO”) 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to pay down indebtedness outstanding under GEO’s revolving credit facility and to pay related fees, costs and expenses.

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Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners in its Acquisition of TIBCO Software Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which today announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software. Under the terms of the agreement, TIBCO stockholders will receive $24.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $4.3 billion, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, is subject to approval by TIBCO stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises Lenders on $600 Million Bridge Financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano Pipeline Project

Shearman & Sterling acted as designated lenders’ counsel in connection with the $600 million bridge financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano S.A.’s southern gas pipeline project in Peru. The bridge financing is expected to be taken out by a $3.8 billion project financing. This financing is expected to be one of the largest non-recourse financings in the region.

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Hake Law Attorneys Join National Law Firm Wilson Elser

National law firm Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that Bill Hake, founder of Bay Area–based Hake Law, and 15 members of his team, including attorneys, paralegals and staff, have joined the firm’s San Francisco office effective April 1.

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