Press Release

Kirkland Advises Bessemer Venture Partners on Close of Inaugural BVP Forge Fund

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bessemer Venture Partners (Bessemer) on the close of its inaugural BVP Forge fund at $780 million. The BVP Forge fund is specifically designed for growth buyout and significant minority transactions in software and tech-enabled services businesses. Through this fund, BVP Forge will invest in and support management teams with a dedicated platform and its ForgeEdge™ operational program while leveraging the unique network and expertise of the Bessemer platform.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Katie St. Peters and Laura Stake and associates Patrick Valenti, Eric Scharphorn and Jordyn Sindt, and also included tax partners Mike Conroy and Dan Meehan.