Press Release

Kirkland Represents Bain Capital on pre-IPO Minority Investment in CI Financial’s U.S. Wealth Management Business

Kirkland advised Bain Capital in its minority investment in CI Financial Corp.’s (“CI”), a diversified global asset and wealth management company, U.S. wealth management business (“CI US”). In addition to Bain Capital, the investor group includes a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Flexpoint Ford and Ares Management funds. The approximately C$1.34 billion (US$1.0 billion) investment is being made at a C$7.1 billion enterprise value for CI US, representing 25.6x Q1’23 annualized Adjusted EBITDA of CI US.

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The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partner Michael Kim, corporate partner Matthew O’Brien and debt finance partner Thomas Dobleman; and included antitrust and competition partners Michael Thorpe, Peter McCormack and Mark Gardner and associate Catherine Kordestani; capital markets partners Josh Korff and Zoey Hitzert and associates Kaangrok Yoo and Anna Ren; corporate partner Ziyad Ziyadzade and associate Brian Arnfelt; debt finance partners Austin Witt and Jocelyn Hirsch; employment and labor partner Sydney Jones and associate Wes Benter; international trade partner Ivan Schlager; investment funds partners Norm Champ, Alpa Patel and Xiao-Hong Jing; litigation partner Josh Greenblatt; tax partners Mike Carew and Meg Dewar; technology and IP transactions partner Vlad Khodosh and associate Alex Barata; and executive compensation partner Kate Vera.