Press Release

Kirkland Advises Davidson Kempner Capital Management on Formation of Kindley Re and Related Transactions

Kirkland & Ellis advised Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP and Kindley Re Ltd. (“Kindley Re”), a newly formed Bermuda-domiciled reinsurer, on the formation of Kindley Re in partnership with Kuvare Holdings (“Kuvare”), a technology-enabled financial services platform focused on delivering life and annuity solutions to the U.S. middle market and reinsurance solutions to institutional partners worldwide. Kindley Re will co-invest with Kuvare in qualifying life insurance and annuity transactions. Kirkland also advised on related reinsurance and asset management arrangements.

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The Kirkland corporate team was led by partner Rajab Abbassi and included partners Kimberly Meng Han and Tobias Schad and associates Sandra Ghobraiel, Marc Holloway and Josh Morris; debt finance partners Sean McClay and Andy Veit; insurance regulatory partner Parimah Hassouri; investment funds partners Erica Berthou, Scott Moehrke, Bryan McGee, Michael Chu, Linda Dahl and Kate Luarasi and associate Danielle Sartain; tax partner Polina Liberman and associate Hayden Gunter; and technology & IP transactions partner Daniel Lewis and associate Amy Barber.