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Morgan Lewis Advises Energy Investors Funds in Acquisition by Ares Management, L.P.

October 31, 2014

NEW YORK, October 31, 2014: Morgan Lewis advised Energy Investors Funds (EIF), a leading asset manager in the energy infrastructure industry, in its sale to a subsidiary of global alternative asset manager Ares Management, L.P. (Ares).

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2014, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. 

Business and Finance partners Robert Robison, Gerald Kehoe, and Daniel Nelson and associates Daniel Losk and Meredith Klionsky; Energy partner Mark Williams; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation partner Gary Rothstein; and Investment Management and Securities Industry partner Jennifer Klass and associate Christine Lombardo.

Mohan Thomas, EIF’s Senior Vice President also served as the company’s in house counsel. Naseem Sagati, Ares’ Senior Associate General Counsel, also served as in house counsel to Ares.

Proskauer Rose LLP acted as legal advisor to Ares, with partners Michael Woronoff, Jonathan Benloulou, Sean Hill and Arnold May as well as associates Christopher Wu, Anne Kim, and Nicole Howell serving on the transaction team. Latham & Watkins LLP served as regulatory advisor to Ares.

For more information about the transaction, please see the press release issued by Ares here.