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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Kinderhook Industries on Closing of $500 Million Kinderhook Capital Fund IV

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Kinderhook Industries, LLC, a leading middle-market private equity firm, which recently closed its fourth private equity fund Kinderhook Capital Fund IV, L.P. After a twelve-week fund-raise, the fund closed at its hard cap with aggregate capital commitments of $500 million, above its initial target of $400 million. The fund, which will make value-oriented investments in the lower middle market, accepted commitments from a broad mix of investors, including leading domestic endowments, foundations, family offices, pensions and other institutional capital sources.

The Kirkland team was led by New York-based private funds partners John Budetti and John O’Neil, and private funds associates Andrew Day and Azmi Ahmad.

Kirkland has one of the largest and most experienced sponsor-side private funds practices in the world with nearly 80 attorneys focused on private funds across nine offices in six time zones. The Firm has formed nearly 680 private equity funds on behalf of approximately 360 private equity sponsors since 1995, raising more than $460 billion, and regularly represents leading institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds.

Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex private funds, corporate/M&A, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.