Kirkland partner profits break $4m mark after year of double-digit growth

Top US firm joins elite club of firms with $4m-plus PEP as revenues rise 15%


Kirkland & Ellis had a 2016 to remember, with revenue rising 15% to $2.65bn (£2.12bn) and profit per equity partner (PEP) passing the $4m mark.

The firm, which in recent years has taken steps to change an ‘eat-what-you-kill‘ reputation, saw PEP soar nearly 14% to $4.1m (£3.3m) last year.

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