Kirkland & Ellis advised both Wind Point Partners, a leading private equity investor focused on middle-market investing, and certain investment funds managed by Neuberger Berman in connection with the structured purchase of certain assets of Wind Point Partners VI, L.P. and related investment by Neuberger in a special purpose vehicle formed to hold the assets called Wind Point Partners CVI, L.P. The transaction was structured to provide liquidity to investors in Wind Point VI while maintaining continuity of management of the portfolio companies. More information on the transaction is available in Wind Point’s press release.
The Kirkland team representing Wind Point was co-led by investment funds partners Michael Belsley and John Muno, and included investment funds partners Bruce Ettelson, Warren Goodworth and Michael Snow, investment funds associates Alyssa Jutovsky, Jonathan Lipnick, Sarah Roberts and Sam Scarcello, financial regulatory partner Michael Chu, tax partner Donald Rocap and tax associate Christine Lehman, antitrust and competition partner Ellen Jakovic, employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer and of counsel Christine Matott.
The Kirkland team representing Neuberger was co-led by investment funds partners Sean Hill and John Kelley, and included corporate partner Neal Reenan and associate Dena Medford, investment funds associate Julia Sternman, tax partner Vincent Thorn and litigation of counsel Mike Robert-Smith.
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