Kohlberg Investors IX’s $3.4 Billion Fundraising


Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel in the formation of Kohlberg Investors IX.

Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), a private equity firm specializing in middle market investing, announced the final closing of its ninth private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors IX, L.P. (“Fund IX”) with $3.4 billion in total commitments.

Kohlberg has more than 60 investment and portfolio support professionals who will be responsible for deploying Fund IX. The investments will be focused across five broad sectors, including industrial manufacturing, consumer products, business services, healthcare services and financial services.

Kohlberg & Company, LLC is a leading private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, New York. Since its inception in 1987, Kohlberg has organized nine private equity funds, through which it has raised $11 billion of committed equity capital.

Lazard acted as placement agent for Kohlberg.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by asset management partner and institutional investors team co-leader Marc Biamonte (Picture), and included tax partner Jay Milkes, asset management counselSteve Zaorski, asset management associates Kyung Paik, April Herleikson, PJ Cline and Dorota Maj, and tax associates Dan Zuckerman and Chris Shim.

Involved fees earner: Marc Biamonte – Ropes & Gray; Peter Cline – Ropes & Gray; April Herleikson – Ropes & Gray; Dorota Maj – Ropes & Gray; Jay Milkes – Ropes & Gray; Kyung Paik – Ropes & Gray; Chris Shim – Ropes & Gray; Steve Zaorski – Ropes & Gray; Daniel Zuckerman – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti