Kirkland & Ellis is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach $4 billion in revenue.
Kirkland represented Bluescape in a common equity investment of approximately $115 million in Evergy Inc. Bluescape are an alternative investment firm that leverages their private capital, global network, and superior thinking to deliver differentiated long term investment performance.
Additionally, C. John Wilder, Executive Chairman of Bluescape, and former United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, will join the Evergy board effective March 1.
As part of the transaction, Evergy’s Finance Committee charter has been amended to include competitive analysis and benchmarking of key operating, customer, financial and sustainability performance metrics.
The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Shubi Arora and Enoch Varner, and associate Josh Teahen; capital markets partner Julian Seiguer; and debt finance partner Arthur Lotz.
Evergy, Inc. is an American investor-owned utility with publicly traded stock that has its headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and in Kansas City, Missouri.
The company was formed from a merger of Westar Energy of Topeka and Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, parent company of Kansas City Power & Light.