Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises HKW on Closing of Latest Fund Above Target

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Indianapolis-based private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW), which announced yesterday that it completed the final closing on limited partner commitments of its latest private equity fund, HKW Capital Partners IV (Fund IV). The fund exceeded its $300 million target, closing on approximately $316 million in aggregate commitments. Fund IV will invest primarily in lower middle-market companies headquartered in North America, targeting investments in growing markets including favored sectors such as energy services, infrastructure and medical products.

The Kirkland team was led by private funds partner Chris Kallos and included private funds associate Jonathan McPike, investment management partners Scott Moehrke and Joshua Westerholm and associate Ryan Swan, tax partners Donald Rocap and Daniel Meehan and associate Joel Peters-Fransen, and employee benefits partner Laura Bader and of counsel LeighAnne Thompson.