Press Release

Kirkland Advises AEA on Closing of Fourth Small Business Fund Above Target at $877 Million

Kirkland & Ellis counseled AEA Investors LP, a pioneering alternative investment manager specializing in middle market private equity and debt investments, on successfully closing its fourth Small Business Fund, AEA Investors SBF IV with total equity commitments of $877 million. Substantially oversubscribed, the Fund includes commitments from a diverse group of public and private institutional investors, receiving strong support from its existing investor base as well as first-time commitments from a select group of new institutions.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Matt Nadworny, Chris Kallos, Kevin Wessel and Adam Parks and associates Samara Sanderson, Christine Wilson, Sofia Ahmed and Nathan Wolcott.

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. With more than 400 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services. Since January 2016, Kirkland has advised over 450 funds with total capital commitments in excess of $680 billion.