Kirkland Advises GTCR on Partnership with Steve Powell and Mary Mattes to Form Harpula
Kirkland & Ellis advised GTCR on its Leaders Strategy™ partnership with Steve Powell and Mary Mattes to form Harpula Health Holdings, LLC (Harpula). Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Harpula will seek to acquire companies and assets in the technology-enabled pharmaceutical solutions industry as part of a strategy to build a market-leading company focused on improving the efficiency of drug research and development. GTCR's Leaders Strategy™ approach involves partnering with exceptional management leaders in its core domains to identify, acquire and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sandy Perl, Michael Weed and Neil Vohra and associate Emily Binger; IP litigation partner Robin McCue; and tax partner Polina Liberman.