Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Club Champion


LLCP was advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP. North Point Advisors served as financial advisor to the sellers of Club Champion. Choate represented Summit Partners and its portfolio company Club Champion on the deal

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has partnered with management to acquire Club Champion, LLC.

Club Champion is a leading provider of custom fitting services and golf equipment in the US. The Company currently operates 47 stores across 25 states with plans to continue its rapid expansion. Club Champion is headquartered in Willowbrook, IL.

LLCP was advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP. North Point Advisors served as financial advisor to the sellers of Club Champion.

The Kirkland team included transactional partner Michael Paley (Picture) and associate Amelia Runyan Davis, with tax partner Polina Liberman.

Choate represented Summit Partners and Club Champion with a team including T.J. Murphy (Picture), E. Peter Alvarez, Wael N. Zwain, Timothy J. Becker and Olivier Léger

Involved fees earner: Peter Alvarez – Choate; Timothy Becker – Choate; T.J. Murphy – Choate; Wael Zwain – Choate; Polina Liberman – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Paley – Kirkland & Ellis; Amelia Runyan Davis – Kirkland & Ellis; Olivier Léger – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Choate; Kirkland & Ellis; Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Club Champion LLC; Levine Leichtman Capital Partners; Summit Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti