Kirkland represented SFW Capital Partners in forming SFW Capital Partners Fund II, LP, which held its final closing in April 2015 at its hard cap, with total commitments of more than $345 million. SFW focuses on investments in mid-size analytical tools and related services companies, including providers of instrumentation, information and software, and related business services.
Private funds partner Karen Sodke led the team, which included private funds associates Katie St. Peters and Daniel McQuade, tax partner Daniel Meehan, investment management partner Scott Moehrke, investment management associate Joon Kim, employee benefits partner Laura Bader, and legal assistant Thomas King.
Kirkland’s Private Funds Practice Group is “second to none” according to Chambers & Partners. Kirkland attorneys have formed more than 800 private equity funds on behalf of approximately 400 private equity sponsors since 1995, raising nearly $600 billion. The group regularly represents leading institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds.