Press Release

Kirkland Advises AEA on Closing of Fifth Small Business Fund; Surpassing its Target by Raising $1.3 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis represented AEA Investors LP, a leading alternative investment manager specializing in middle market private equity, growth capital and debt investments, on successfully closing its fifth Small Business Private Equity Fund, AEA Investors SBF V, with more than $1.3 billion in total equity commitments. The oversubscribed fund received strong support from both new and existing investors comprising a broad range of leading global institutions. 

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Matt Nadworny, Kevin Wessel, Samara Sanderson and Chris Kallos and associate Alexander Lazar; and tax partners Don Rocap, Miles Johnson and Steve Cantor.