Bonaccord Capital Partners And Wafra Inc.’s Investment In AE Industrial Partners


Kirkland & Ellis represented Wafra Inc., an investment firm established to build long-term prosperity for asset owners around the world, in its strategic investment in AE Industrial Partners, LP.

AE Industrial Partners, LP (AEI) is a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets. Under the terms of the transaction, Wafra has acquired a passive minority interest in AEI.

Colchester Partners LLC advised AEI on the transactions. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to AEI. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP served as legal counsel to Bonaccord.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds and transactional partners Paul Watt (Picture) and Robert Emerson. The team also included transactional partners Jennifer Perkins and Juliet Anderson, and associates Michael Shin, Emma Julian and Jonathan Abrams; and tax partner Stephen Butler and associates Timothy Campany and Radina Angelova.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Abrams – Kirkland & Ellis; Juliet Anderson – Kirkland & Ellis; Radina Angelova – Kirkland & Ellis; Stephen Butler – Kirkland & Ellis; Timothy Campany – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Emerson – Kirkland & Ellis; Emma Julian – Kirkland & Ellis; Jennifer Perkins – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Shin – Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Watt – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti