Press Release

Kirkland Counsels TorQuest Partners on Strategic Minority Investment by RidgeLake Partners

Kirkland & Ellis advised Toronto-based private equity firm TorQuest Partners on RidgeLake Partners’ ("RidgeLake") minority investment in the firm. RidgeLake, a fund advised through a strategic partnership between OA Private Capital and Apogem Capital, is a dedicated platform focused on acquiring non-control equity interests in middle market private equity firms. Founded in 2002, TorQuest Partners is a Canadian-based manager of private equity funds with more than C$5.0 billion of equity capital under management. The transaction will provide TorQuest with long-term capital to support the ongoing growth of the platform. The transaction was announced April 16, 2024.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Emma Lange-Novak and Spencer Topham; investment funds partner Daniel Lavon-Krein; tax partner Lee Morlock; and included investment funds associate Todd Melchior and tax associate Allison Bray.