Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Chicago-based private equity firm Valor Equity Partners, which announced earlier today that it raised $490 million for its Fund III, reaching its increased hard cap and exceeding its initial $350 million target. Fund III allows Valor to continue to partner with growing companies, providing them with active operational support as they scale and accelerate growth. Valor’s press release can be found here.
The Kirkland team was led by private funds partner Chris Kallos and included private funds associates Daniel McQuade and Jonathan McPike, tax partners Donald Rocap and Daniel Meehan, tax associate Joel Peters-Fransen, investment management partners Scott Moehrke and Corey Zarse, European regulatory partner Lisa Cawley, and employee benefits partner Laura Bader.
The Private Funds Practice at Kirkland & Ellis is one of the largest and most experienced sponsor-side practices in the world. Since 1995, Kirkland's private funds lawyers have represented approximately 430 unique private equity sponsors in more than 800 total funds, raising more than $570 billion.