Mark Boyagi is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and is a leader in the Firm’s Liquidity Solutions team. Mark's practice focuses on advising sponsors and lead investors in connection with complex business transactions in the private funds secondary market, including continuation fund transactions, portfolio sales, structured secondaries, stapled secondaries, fund recapitalizations, strip-sales, tender offers and other liquidity solutions. He also frequently advises sponsors of, and institutional investors in, open-ended and closed-ended private investment funds, co-investment programs, strategic partnerships and separately managed accounts, covering all major alternative investment strategies. Mark also has extensive experience advising sponsors on the development and implementation of capital efficient structures for insurance company investors. He was most recently recognized in 2022 & 2023 by The Legal 500 U.S. for Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital).

Mark has represented, among others, Alpine Investors, Atlantic Street, Blackstone, Centerbridge Partners, HarbourVest Partners, Harvest Partners, JMI Management, JP Morgan Asset Management, KKR, L Catterton, Landmark Equity Advisors, Macquarie Asset Management, Onex Partners, Sentinel Capital Partners, TPG, Trilantic Capital Partners, Vance Street, Warburg Pincus and Wind Point Partners.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Are continuation funds on the path to continual growth?” PEI Nexus, March 2024

Moderator, “A Sponsor’s Perspective on GP-Leds,” Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Summit, October 2023


Quoted, “Private Equity’s ‘Fourth Exit’ Crimped by SEC Plan, Lawyers Say,” Bloomberg Law, May 2023

Quoted, “Multi-fund, multi-asset GP-leds see growing interest,” Secondaries Investor, March 2023

Quoted, “In It for the Long Haul: Continuation Funds on the Rise,” Middle Market Growth, January 2023


Recognized in Legal 500 U.S. for Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital), 2022–2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • University of New South Wales Faculty of LawBachelor of Lawswith Honors
  • University of New South WalesB.Com.with Distinction