AEA Investors’ $877 Million Fourth Small Business Fund Formation


Kirkland & Ellis served as fund counsel to AEA Investors.

AEA Investors LP closed its fourth Small Business Fund, AEA Investors SBF IV with total equity commitments of $877 million.

Substantially oversubscribed, the Fund includes commitments from a diverse group of public and private institutional investors, receiving strong support from its existing investor base as well as first-time commitments from a select group of new institutions.

AEA Investors LP, founded in 1968, a pioneering alternative investment manager specializing in middle market private equity and debt investments.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Matt Nadworny (Picture), Chris Kallos, Kevin Wessel and Adam Parks and associates Samara Sanderson, Christine Wilson, Sofia Ahmed and Nathan Wolcott.

Involved fees earner: Sofia Farah Ahmed – Kirkland & Ellis; Chris Kallos – Kirkland & Ellis; Matt Nadworny – Kirkland & Ellis; Adam Parks – Kirkland & Ellis; Samara Sanderson – Kirkland & Ellis; Kevin Wessel – Kirkland & Ellis; Christine Wilson – Kirkland & Ellis; Nathan Andrew Wolcott – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: AEA Investors, LP ;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti