Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Thompson Street Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in middle market founder-led businesses, on the closing of its latest private equity fund, TSCP IV, with $640 million in commitments. The fundraising commenced in September 2015 and closed in December 2015. The fund’s total commitments of $640 million exceeded the fund’s target of $500 million and the original hard cap of $600 million. The full release can be found here.
Kirkland’s Private Funds Practice 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.
The Kirkland team was led by private funds partners Bruce Ettelson and John Muno and associate Zack Oswald; corporate associate Trevor Mayer; investment management partners Scott Moehrke and Corey Zarse; tax partner Don Rocap and associate Joel Peters-Fransen; and employee benefits partner Laura Bader and associate Erica Lauren Buerger.