LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2018) – Platinum Equity announced today the hiring of Kris Agarwal as the firm’s General Counsel.
Mr. Agarwal recently joined the firm and oversees Platinum Equity’s legal department, legal support for Platinum Equity’s fund and investor relations, and legal affairs for the firm’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Agarwal succeeds Eva Kalawski, who is retiring after serving as Platinum Equity’s General Counsel for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Mr. Agarwal spent nearly 10 years with Lime Rock Management, where he was General Counsel and Managing Director, providing legal and strategic advice on transactions, fund activity, litigation, regulatory compliance, and IT/Cybersecurity matters.
Mr. Agarwal began his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and subsequently worked at Vinson & Elkins LLP. While in private practice in New York City he focused on corporate and transactional matters, including cross-border transactions and representation of private equity firms and public companies in connection with public and private acquisitions, divestitures, and investment transactions.
Mr. Agarwal has B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Texas A&M, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law.
About Platinum Equity
Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with approximately $13 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. The firm is currently investing from Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, a $6.5 billion global buyout fund, and Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund, a $1.5 billion buyout fund focused on investment opportunities in the lower middle market. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® – acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 23 years Platinum Equity has completed more than 200 acquisitions