Choate Adds Leading Private Equity Debt Finance Partner Kevin Jarboe

Choate announced today that Kevin Jarboe has joined the Firm as a partner in its Private Equity practice group. Kevin will lead the borrower-side debt practice and brings a wealth of experience advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in all types of debt financings across a wide range of industries.  

“Our private equity practice continues to experience dramatic growth,” said Lee Feldman, Co-Chair of Choate’s Private Equity Group, “and we are excited to add a market-leading senior partner to our borrower side debt practice. Kevin is well known in the industry and has a very long and consistent track record of representing clients on their complex debt financings. Kevin has represented PE sponsors ranging from lower middle market funds to upper middle market funds to mega funds in connection with countless debt financings for buyouts, recaps and other acquisitions.”  

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Choate,” said Kevin, “and lead the borrower side debt finance practice. Choate has a unique model that is highly attractive to clients and to lateral partners. Private equity clients are looking for a firm which brings high caliber, senior partner level attention to its engagements with both a deep understanding of the market and a very practical and commercial approach. Choate’s model is also very attractive to lateral partners – providing an opportunity to practice at a firm that has a very high end, top of the market practice with a size and culture that is intimate, collaborative and entrepreneurial.”

“Kevin is joining us at a perfect time. His combination of technical expertise, commercial approach and market knowledge will play a key role in further accelerating the growth of Choate’s Private Equity practice. Kevin’s extensive experience and capabilities will support our clients in a wide range of domestic and international financing transactions,” added Sarah Camougis, Co-Chair of Choate’s Private Equity Group. 

Kevin joins Choate from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the Private Capital Transactions Group.