Kirkland, Wachtell Go 3 For 3 In Year's Biggest LBOs

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The $6.9 billion acquisition of BMC Software Inc., announced Monday, is the third-biggest leveraged buyout of the year. The common thread in all three: Kirkland & Ellis LLP on one side and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz on the other.

Kirkland is representing Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital LLC on their go-private deal for the Texas-based software company. That follows buy-side roles in the leveraged buyouts of H.J. Heinz Co. and Dell Inc.

Lining up on the other side each time has been Wachtell,...
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