Kirkland & Ellis represented Wind Point Partners, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, which today announced the recent closing of the firm’s ninth fund, Wind Point Partners IX, with approximately $1.5 billion in total commitments, including commitments from the General Partner and affiliates. The fundraise closed at the hard cap of $1.4 billion in Limited Partner commitments and represents Wind Point’s largest fund to date. Limited Partner commitments in Fund IX increased by $450 million, or nearly 50%, as compared to Wind Point’s 2016 predecessor fund. The Fund IX investor base includes a diverse set of leading institutional investors in North America, Europe, and Australia, spanning public and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, family offices, and endowments and foundations. The closing of Fund IX brings Wind Point’s total assets under management to approximately $3.3 billion.
The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Michael Snow and John Muno and included investment funds partners Bruce Ettelson and Chris Scully, investment funds associates Nathan Jimenez and Alyssa Jutovsky, tax partners Don Rocap, Paul Patrow and Christine Lehman and employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer.