Press Release

Kirkland Advises Gryphon Investors in Closing of $1.1 Billion Gryphon Fund IV

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Gryphon Investors in the formation of Gryphon Partners IV, LP (Gryphon IV), which announced its final closing at its hard cap of $1.1 billion of aggregate commitments. The fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its original target of $600 million. Gryphon IV will continue the firm’s nearly 20-year history of partnering with management teams in North America to build leading businesses through the aggressive pursuit of growth, both organically and through add-on acquisitions, in business services, consumer products and services, healthcare, and industrial growth industries. The full release is available here.

The Kirkland team was led by investment fund partners Bruce Ettelson and Karin Orsic and associate Laura Stake, and also included investment fund partners Kevin Bettsteller and Matthew Cohen, tax partner Donald Rocap, and ERISA partner Laura Bader.

Kirkland & Ellis is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to private investment fund sponsors and select institutional investors with respect to all major alternative investment strategies. Since the beginning of 2015, Kirkland has advised nearly 300 private investment fund sponsors, raising more than 400 funds representing in excess of $315 billion of capital commitments.