Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Advises ALKU and FFL Partners on New Mountain Capital’s Majority Investment into ALKU

Kirkland & Ellis advised ALKU, a leading specialty staffing firm, and FFL Partners on New Mountain Capital’s majority investment into ALKU. Reinvesting alongside New Mountain, a leading growth-oriented investment firm, and FFL Partners are WestView Capital Partners, ALKU Founder & CEO, Mark Eldridge, as well as ALKU management. The investment, which is expected to close in May, marks a major milestone for ALKU, which is projected to exceed $1 billion in revenue over the next few years.


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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Erica Berthou, Richard Robinson and Matthew Pinegar and associate Indira Selimovic; corporate partners Rodin Hai-Jew and Eva Mak and associates Philip Castagnozzi Bush, Connor O'Flaherty, Joe Caputo, Danielle Kim and Sam Mohazzab; debt finance partners Dave Nemecek, Katie Taylor and Jessica Tjang and associates Glenn Gavin and Andrew Cha; technology & IP transactions partners Vlad Khodosh and Laila Paszti and associate George Zhang; labor & employment partner Sydney Jones and associates Wes Benter, Maayan Sachs and Shane Cooper; employee benefits partner Bob Zitko and associate Abbi Semnisky; executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associate David van den Berg; tax partner David Kung and associate Zak Morozov; environmental transactions partner Ty'Meka Reeves-Sobers and associate Kami McFarland; real estate partner Rob Miceli and associates Christina Wa and Rachel Piccirillo; international trade & national security partner Mario Mancuso and associates Billy Phalen and Erika Krum; government contracts partner Robert Ryland; and antitrust partners Mike Thorpe, Jeffrey Ayer and Matthew Wheatley.