Kirkland & Ellis Aids Linden's $314M Dental Co. Buyout

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 4:01 PM EST) -- Middle-market private equity firm Linden Capital Partners LLC has agreed to buy dental equipment manufacturer Young Innovations Inc. for $314 million in a deal that will take the company private, Young announced Tuesday.

In connection with the deal, which received unanimous approval from Young's board of directors, shareholders will receive $39.50 per share. The price is a 12.5 percent premium to the company's 30-day average closing stock price, according to Young, which views the new partnership with Linden as an opportunity to create value for the...
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