Jeffrey W. Richards

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is a partner in the Corporate Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jeff concentrates his practice on representing private investment funds, privately held businesses and publicly traded companies in negotiating and executing complex commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions; divestitures of businesses, divisions and business units; private financings (including venture capital and private equity investments and mezzanine financings); public offerings of equity and debt securities; and private equity and other investment fund formations.

Jeff's broad transactional experience spans a number of business industries, including telecommunications, media, technology, business software services, healthcare, for-profit education, government contracting, manufacturing, consumer retail, real estate management and financial services, among others. He has orchestrated transactions ranging in size and scope from start-up venture equity investments of a few million dollars to leveraged buyouts of multi-national public companies with market capitalization in the billions.

In addition to managing complex transactions, Jeff also provides general corporate counseling to a number of privately held businesses and public companies, advising on matters such as negotiating commercial contractual arrangements with customers, suppliers and service providers; compliance with debt and equity financing; securities law issues; negotiating settlements of commercial and employment litigation; board actions and fiduciary duties; and executive equity and compensation arrangements.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Leveraged Acquisitions, 3) Mergers & Acquisitions, 4) Mezzanine Finance, 5) Private Equity and 6) Corporate
Law School University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1995 with Honors
Education Bradley University, B.S., Finance, 1992 magna cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of Illinois
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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