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Sarah B. Gabriel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Sarah Gabriel represents issuers in capital markets transactions, including public equity offerings, public and private offerings of high yield debt and tender and exchange offers. Ms. Gabriel represents public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Gabriel also advises public companies and private equity sponsors regarding Sections 13 and 16 reporting obligations, SEC compliance, Exchange Act periodic reporting and disclosure, stock exchange requirements and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Gabriel was named a "2010 Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine.

Representative Matters
  • Sale of Otis Spunkmeyer Holdings, Inc. to IAWS Group plc, a publicly traded Irish company
  • Acquisition by Wynnchurch Capital Partners of two subsidiaries of United Rentals (North America), Inc.
  • Spin-off by FMC Technologies, Inc. of John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE: JBT)
  • Sale of Boise Cascade Holdings L.L.C.'s paper, packaging and newsprint business to a special purpose acquisition company, now trading as Boise, Inc. (NYSE: BZ), in a transaction valued at approximately $1.6 billion
  • Registered secondary offering by certain selling stockholders, including Madison Dearborn Partners, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD)
  • €141 million 144A offer and subsequent registered exchange offer for senior subordinated notes of Sensata Technologies, B.V.
  • $50 million tender offer for senior and senior subordinated notes of Sensata Technologies, B.V.
  • Registered secondary offering by certain selling stockholders, including Bain Capital, of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST)
  • $140 million note exchange offer by Kellwood Company
  • Initial Public Offering of Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAN)
  • $2.5 billion registered exchange offer for senior notes of Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • $175 million senior secured notes of American Standard

Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets

  • 2004, Florida2006, Illinois

  • Vanderbilt University Law
  • School, J.D. 2004 President, Law & Business Society
  • Southern Illinois University, M.B.A. 2001 Graduate Assistant - Economics Department
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S., Finance 2000 cum laude

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