Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Wynnchurch Capital in the raising of its fourth private equity fund, Wynnchurch Capital Partners IV, L.P., which announced its final closing at $1.2 billion of limited partner commitments. The fund, which had a target of $900 million, was oversubscribed, resulting in the fund reaching its hard cap closing relatively quickly after its initial launch in September 2014.
The Kirkland team was led by private funds partners Bruce Ettelson, Jeffrey Kaplan and Nadia Murad.
Wynnchurch has closed four private equity funds since 2000 and has more than $2.3 billion of capital under management. Fund IV investors include state pension funds, investment advisors and family offices from around the globe. More information on the fund is available here.
Kirkland’s private funds group has formed more than 740 private equity funds on behalf of approximately 400 private equity sponsors since 1995, raising more than $500 billion. The group regularly represents leading institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds.