Ray Xu is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on advising private fund sponsors on the formation, marketing and management of investment products. He has counseled sponsors on legal, compliance and governance matters, internal economic arrangements, strategic and operational matters including co-investment arrangements and strategic transactions, product line expansion and succession planning. Additionally, he has advised sponsors on minority investment transactions, continuation funds, other liquidity events and seeding arrangements. In addition to representing well-established sponsors in prominent global fundraisings, Ray has significant experience in working with early stage sponsors in all aspects of establishing their operations and raising capital.

Ray’s representative clients include L Catterton, Siris Capital, Vista Equity Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Bansk Group, Ember Infrastructure, Crestview Partners, Stafford Capital, Trilantic Capital and MSD.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagement

Panelist, “Challenges in Global Marketing of Private Funds,” IBA 22nd Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, March 2024


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2013

    Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

  • Texas A&M University Health Science CenterM.P.H., Health Policy and Management2010
  • Texas A&M UniversityM.S., Biochemistry2009
  • Fudan UniversityB.S., Biological Sciences2006