Press Release

Kirkland Advises Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on Acquisition of Tropical Smoothie Café

Kirkland & Ellis advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, a leading franchisor of fast casual cafes with over 870 units across 44 states. Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be the fifth investment from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, L.P. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Kevin Mausert, Shelly Hirschtritt, Bryan Ikegami, Tushin Shah and associates Angela Oldham and Elena Babakhanyan; tax partners Rachel Cantor and Polina Liberman; debt finance partners Dave Nemecek and Katie Taylor and associates Andrew Hurley and Matthew Demopoulos; technology & IP transactions partner Neil Hirshman and associate Imani Lee; employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Chris Chase; labor & employment partner Matthew Keiser and associate Jackson Phinney; executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associate Anthony Ji; real estate partner Roberto Miceli and associates Jenna MacDonald and Talia Krause; environmental transactions partner Sara Webber and associate Donna Ni; international trade partner Mario Mancuso and associate Carrie Schroll; M&A clearance director Kurt Wunderlich; and paralegal Sandy Ruiz.