Press Release

Kirkland Counsels Kodiak on Purchase of Pegasus from Apollo

Kirkland & Ellis advised EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services on its definitive agreement to acquire Pegasus Optimization Managers from affiliates of Apollo Natural Resource Partners II, L.P. Kodiak's acquisition of Pegasus solidifies it as an industry leader in service and quality. The combination of Kodiak and Pegasus brings together the two fastest growing contract compression businesses, with the combined youngest fleet in the industry, a focus on exceptional customer service, and technical performance leading to best-in-class mechanical availability and reliability.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners John Pitts and Kim Hicks and associates Ahmed Sidik, Alastair Papworth, Tyler Dunphy, Ben Rowe, Trevor Crowley and Efren Lemus; debt finance partners Roald Nashi and Rustin Brown; tax partner Mark Dundon and associate Joe Tobias; environmental transactions partner Stefanie Gitler and associate Devi Chandrasekaran; employment & labor partner R.D. Kohut and associate Jaclyn Schruhl; employment benefits partner Melissa Grim and associate Hannah Barlow; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday and associate Annemarie Mierzejewski; antitrust partner Michael Thorpe and associate Kelsey Laugel; litigation associates Mark Holden and Grant Jones; transactional partner Jessica Sicsu; and international trade associate Luci Hague.