Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Advises Energy Capital Partners in Formation of $5.043 Billion Energy Capital Partners III, LP

Kirkland & Ellis served as fund counsel to Energy Capital Partners in the formation of Energy Capital Partners III, LP, which announced its final closing at $5.043 billion in commitments, surpassing the Fund's $3.5 billion target.  Energy Capital's total cumulative commitments are now in excess of $13 billion having raised Fund I at $2.25 billion in 2006, Fund II at $4.335 billion in 2010 and a mezzanine credit lending vehicle of $805 million in 2013, as well as co-investment capital participating in seven individual Energy Capital investments.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Sarah Kirson and included partners Justin Solomon (corporate), Donald Rocap (tax), Scott Moehrke and Nancy Kowalczyk (investment management) and Laura Bader (employee benefits), and associates Seth Fishman, Sojeong Hong, Ian Peck, Steve Yoo and Joel Peters-Fransen.