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Kirkland & Ellis

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

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Notable practitioners

Clients describe Andrew Wright as "brilliant" and "very intelligent and thoughtful in his advice." He regularly works with major sponsors on forming growth equity and buyout funds.

Chris Kallos handles the establishment of significant buyout and venture capital funds. Clients observe that he is "a fantastic resource; he's a strategic thinker, a problem solver and really commercially minded."

Clients note that Daniel Lavon-Krein is "tremendous," adding that "he's a consummate deal-maker who understands the bigger picture." He is commended for his strong practice encompassing fund formation and sales of minority stakes in fund managers.

Erica Berthou represents significant asset management firms on large fund raises, including real estate, energy and credit funds. "She's fantastic; the best in the business,"says a source, dubbing her "a dynamo."

Jeffrey Kaplan has "an incredible breadth of knowledge in the industry,"according to clients. He regularly advises emerging managers on raising buyout and growth equity funds.

John O'Neil is admired for his command of fund formation, including substantial buyout and secondaries funds. Sources report that he is "a spectacular lead lawyer."

Jordan Murray is recognised for his work establishing private equity funds and handling minority stake transactions. Sources characterise him as "a seasoned, practical lawyer"who is "outstanding."

Clients comment that Kelly Ryan is "super responsive" and that "his depth of knowledge is tremendous." He specialises in advising sponsors on real estate and infrastructure fund launches.

Sarah Kirson is acknowledged for her expertise in private equity fund formation, including energy funds. Sources state that she is "phenomenal; she completely understands the ins and outs of the deal and is solution-oriented, incredibly pragmatic and can distil information quickly."

Clients appreciate that Sean Hill has "incredible intellectual capacity, finds solutions and gets things done." He has notable strength in forming including credit funds and other private equity vehicles.

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Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation


Andrew Wright
Band 2
Chris P Kallos
Band 3
Daniel Lavon-Krein
Band 3
Erica Berthou
Band 1
Jeffrey Kaplan
Band 4
John R O'Neil
Band 2