Press Release

Kirkland Advises AEA on Closing of Seventh Flagship Fund at $4.8 Billion Hard Cap

Kirkland & Ellis counseled AEA Investors LP, a pioneering alternative investment manager specializing in middle market private equity and debt investments, on successfully closing AEA Investors Fund VII with total equity commitments of $4.8 billion. With strong support from both new and existing investors, including AEA’s well established group of executive investors, the oversubscribed fund includes commitments from a diverse group of more than 130 institutions globally, including public and private pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, insurance companies, financial institutions, asset managers, fund of funds, and family offices.

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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.