Chris Wu

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chris Wu is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ leading M&A / Private Equity practice group. He is an integral piece of Kirkland’s premier Los Angeles team that serves Ares Management Corporation, a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $144 billion of assets under management. He also maintains a diverse corporate practice that focuses on mergers and acquisitions and representing issuers and investment banks in public and private securities offerings and counsels clients on matters of corporate governance, securities law and compliance.

In the past 18 months alone, Wu has been involved in a number of transactions, including the representation of Ares Management Corporation, as equity sponsor and creditor in exchange offer by its portfolio company, 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, of $131 million senior secured notes for new senior secured notes, and related rights offering.

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