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Kirkland & Ellis

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Band 4Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Excellent private equity platform representing the firm's stellar US clients on financial investments in China and further across Asia. Increasingly active on behalf of Asian clients, including sovereign wealth funds. Also known for its work on M&A transactions, including take-privates, private acquisitions and Hong Kong takeovers. Especially well placed for China-related mandates through its Beijing and Hong Kong offices, and also fields a highly commended India practice.

Strengths

The group wins endorsements from several market sources, and is described as a "solid practice" and a "very strong offering."

Interviewees endorse the firm's "strong private equity" offering, adding: "Their leveraged finance team is also very strong and key to their private equity strength."

Another source reports that the group "have the variety of disciplines available to run a fully equipped private equity and funds practice."

Other interviewees speak of "an amazing team" of "great lawyers."

Work highlights

Assisted TPV Technology with its privatisation by CEIEC by way of a USD552 million scheme of arrangement.

Advised Hammer Capital, as a member of an investor consortium, on its proposition to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Bitauto Holdings.

Represented Apax Partners in its investment into Fractal Analytics.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Norris and Daniel Dusek are key contacts in Hong Kong, while Srinivas Kaushik is a key contact for India-related matters.

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