Nautic Partners’ $1.5 Billion Fundraising

Kirkland & Ellis represented Nautic Partners in raising Nautic Partners IX, which closed at its hard cap of $1.5 billion.

Nautic is a middle-market private equity firm that focuses on three industries: healthcare, industrial products, and outsourced services. Nautic has completed 134 platform transactions over its 33-year history. Nautic’s strategy is to partner with management teams to accelerate the growth trajectory of its portfolio companies via add-on acquisitions, targeted operating initiatives, and increased management team depth.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners John Muno (Picture), Michael Snow and Aaron Schlaphoff, associates Noah Mullin, Alyssa Jutovsky and Reed Schuster, tax partners Donald Rocap and Aalok Virmani, and associate Brandon Short.

Involved fees earner: Alyssa Jutovsky – Kirkland & Ellis; Noah Mullin – Kirkland & Ellis; John Muno – Kirkland & Ellis; Donald Rocap – Kirkland & Ellis; Aaron Schlaphoff – Kirkland & Ellis; Reed Schuster – Kirkland & Ellis; Brandon Short – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Snow – Kirkland & Ellis; Aalok Virmani – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Nautic Partners LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti