Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised KKR, a leading global investment firm, on its strategic investment in UFC, the world's premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. KKR’s investment in UFC is being made in connection with WME | IMG’s acquisition of UFC and as part of a consortium that also includes Silver Lake Partners, MSD Capital and MSD Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team advising KKR was led by corporate partners Sean Rodgers and Ravi Agarwal; tax partners Mike Beinus, Sara Zablotney and Ben Schreiner; executive compensation partner Scott Price; debt finance partners Linda Myers, Melissa Hutson, David Nemecek and Brian Ford; and capital markets partners Dennis Myers and Robert Goedert.