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Kirkland Advises Valor on Closing of $1.7 Billion Growth Fund V

Kirkland & Ellis counselled Valor Equity Partners, a leading growth-focused private equity investment firm headquartered in Chicago and with offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle, on the final closing of Valor Equity Partners V, a $1.7 billion fund. Fund V was substantially oversubscribed, which required an increase in the hard cap set forth at the launch of the fundraising process. Following the Fund V close, Valor is managing approximately $7.3 billion in regulatory assets from a broad range of global, institutional, family office, and high net worth investors.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Chris Kallos, Adam Parks, Alexandria Glispie and Warren Goodworth and associates Syed Madani, Chad Rogers, Nick Kristensen and Omotunde Okesanya; and included investment funds partners Scott Moehrke and Ryan Swan; tax partner Dan Meehan; and ERISA partner Elizabeth Dyer.

Since July 2015, Kirkland has advised more than 600 unique sponsors on the formation of over 1100 funds with total capital commitments in excess of $1.42 trillion.

Read Valor’s press release

Kirkland Counsels Authentic Equity on $230 Million IPO

Kirkland & Ellis advises Authentic Equity Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses, on its initial public offering of 20 million units at $10 per unit and the sale of an additional 3 million units at a price of $10 per unit pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option. Total gross proceeds from the offering were $230 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other expenses.

The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Debbie Yee and associates Chris Fox and Ibe Alozie; transactional partners Mike Movsovich and James Hu and associate Michael Chung; tax partners Scott Fryman and Mike Beinus; investment funds partner Alexandria Glispie; and ERISA partner Elizabeth Dyer.

Read Authentic Equity’s press release