Kirkland & Ellis represented private equity firm AE Industrial Partners, LP (AEI), in strategic investments by Bonaccord Capital Partners and funds managed by Wafra Inc. AEI specializes in aerospace, defense & government services, power generation and specialty industrial markets. Under the terms of the transactions, Bonaccord and Wafra each acquired passive minority interests in AEI.
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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds and transactional partners Jordan Murray and Stefan Paulovic. The team also included tax partners Don Rocap and Joel Peters-Fransen, investment funds partners Dan McQuade, Ryan Swan and Jason Williams, investment funds and transactional associates Sumana Setty, April Larkin, Ryan McNish, David Rabinovici and Margaret Yeager, and tax associate Carol Wang.
Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. Kirkland offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Kirkland is recognized as a leader and pioneer in advising sponsors and founders on complex strategic minority investments in existing firms and control sale transactions. To date, the firm has advised on more than 40 minority investment transactions in PE sponsors in this rapidly evolving market, including some of the largest transactions completed to date. With more than 380 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services.