Press Release

Kirkland Advises Ventas in Ardent Hospital Operating Company Transaction

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), a leading real estate investment trust, in connection with the definitive agreement of Equity Group Investments, a private investment firm, to acquire a majority ownership interest in the hospital operations of Ardent Health Services for approximately $475 million. Ardent is one of the 10 largest for-profit hospital companies in the United States. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015. To read more about the transaction, please click here.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sanford Perl, Daniel Wolf and Michael Brueck and associates James Hu, Solomon Eskinazi and Hayley Smith; real estate partners Daniel Perlman and Rachel Brown and associate Krystle Lamprecht; tax partners William Levy and Vincent Thorn; finance partner Andres Mena and associate Robert Stein; executive compensation partner Michael Krasnovsky and associate Ashley McCarthy; and antitrust partner Ellen Jakovic and associate Michael Thorpe.