Kirkland & Ellis represented Ergon Capital Management in the closing of its first institutional fundraise, Ergon Capital Partners IV, SCSP, with capital commitments of over €580 million.
ECP IV, Ergon’s first institutional fundraise, attracted both existing and new investors to the platform, with investors from the Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland well represented in the Fund. The investor base includes blue-chip financial institutions, asset managers, funds of funds, family offices and foundations among others, alongside Sienna Capital, the fully-owned subsidiary of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, who remained as cornerstone investor. All existing investors successfully re-upped into the Fund.
Houlihan Lokey Private Funds Group (formerly BearTooth Advisors) led the fundraise as a global advisor to Ergon, with Evercore Private Capital Advisory acting as independent advisor. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Arendt & Medernach acted as legal counsels.
The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Jeremy Leggate (Picture) and Richard Watkins and associate Adrian Grocock.
Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;
Clients: Ergon Capital Partners;