Kirkland & Ellis advised Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, on its significant equity investment in EyeCare Partners LLC, the largest vertically integrated medical vision services provider in the US. Partners Group will become the majority shareholder, while EyeCare Partner’s management team and physician partners will continue to maintain a substantial equity stake. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.
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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Michael Weisser, Kevin Mausert and Duncan Enista; debt financing partners Jay Ptashek and Yuli Wang; and tax partner Jared Rusman.