GI Partners’ Acquisition of Valet Living


Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to GI Partners on the deal.

GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, completed the acquisition of Valet Living, the largest nationally-recognized, full-service amenities provider to the multifamily housing industry. GI Partners acquired Valet Living from a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE:ARES) and Harvest Partners, LP.

Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $23 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies.

Deutsche Bank served as financial advisor to GI Partners.

The Kirkland team that advised GI Partners was led by transactional partners Stuart Casillas (Picture), Vlad Kroll and Erin Blake.

Involved fees earner: Erin Blake – Kirkland & Ellis; Stuart Casillas – Kirkland & Ellis; Vlad Kroll – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: GI Partners;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti