IK VIII Fund’s €1.85 Billion Fund Raising


Kirkland & Ellis advised IK Investment Partners, a leading Pan-European private equity firm, which recently closed its eighth mid-cap fund, IK VIII Fund. The fund was closed at its hard cap with aggregate capital commitments of €1.85 billion.

The fund, which will make majority investments in companies with enterprise values up to €500 million in Benelux, DACH, France and the Nordics, accepted commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors.

The Kirkland team was led by London-based investment funds partner Christopher Braunack (Picture) and associates Jeremy Leggate, Holly Clarke, Alexandra Chauvin and David Pritchett, and included London-based tax partners Jonathan Kandel and Ian Ferreira, London-based financial regulatory partner Lisa Cawley and associate Adam Skinner, and New York-based tax partner David Grenker.

Involved fees earner: Christopher Braunack – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Leggate – Kirkland & Ellis; Holly Clarke – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexandra Chauvin – Kirkland & Ellis; David Pritchett – Kirkland & Ellis; Jonathan Kandel – Kirkland & Ellis; Ian Ferreira – Kirkland & Ellis; David Grenker – Kirkland & Ellis; Lisa Cawley – Kirkland & Ellis; Adam Skinner – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: IK Investment Partners;

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Author: Michael Patrini