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KPS Capital Partners to Sell WWRD to Fiskars Corporation

Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital Partners, LP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement, through an affiliate, to sell its portfolio company WWRD Holdings Ltd. to Fiskars Corporation for $437 million in cash, subject to a post-completion adjustment based upon the level of net working capital and cash and debt in the acquired business. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in summer 2015. WWRD is a leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products sold worldwide under the Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaška brands.

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, corporate partners Carl Reisner and Edward Ackerman and counsel Marta Kelly and Didier Malaquin; real estate partner Peter Fisch; intellectual property counsel Claudine Meredith-Goujon; tax partner David Mayo; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

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