Press Release

Kirkland Advises EQT on Acquisition of Baring Private Equity Asia

Kirkland & Ellis is advising EQT on the EUR 6.8 billion agreement to acquire Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA), a leading private markets investment firm in Asia with EUR 17.7 billion of assets under management (AUM). EQT’s combination with BPEA is a transformative transaction and provides a step-change to EQT’s presence in Asia, ideally positioning EQT to execute on the structural growth opportunity in Asian private markets.


Read EQT's press release


The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Roger Johnson, Greg Scott and Adrian Duncan and associates Jamie Gordon, Charles Hebert, Christopher Weale and Adam Diouri; investment funds partners Erica Berthou, Richard Robinson and Amy Fox, counsel Teresa Leung and associate Linda Dahl; antitrust partners Sally Evans and Philipp Gnatzy; financial regulatory partners Alpa Patel, Mark Staley and Prem Mohan; and tax partners Tim Lowe and Lee Morlock.