Highland Europe’s €700 Million Fundraising


Kirkland & Ellis advised Highland Europe on the transaction.

Highland Europe closed its fourth fund in eight years, raising €700 million to double-down on its strategy of backing European founder-led teams in software and internet businesses.

Highland Europe invests in exceptional growth-stage software and internet companies. Active in Europe since 2003 as Highland Capital Partners and formally launched in 2012, Highland Europe has raised over €1.8 billion.

The Kirkland team advising Highland Europe included investment funds partners Jeremy Leggate (Picture) and Richard Watkins, and associates Aisling Campbell, Marieta Saktorova and Faisal Obeidat.

Involved fees earner: Aisling Campbell – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Leggate – Kirkland & Ellis; Faisal Obeidat – Kirkland & Ellis; Marieta Saktorova – Kirkland & Ellis; Richard Watkins – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Highland Europe (UK) LLP;

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