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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Advises Kennet Partners in Closing of Third Fund

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Kennet Partners, a technology growth equity investor, in the closing of its third fund, Kennet III. With more than €200 million ($315 million) in commitments, Kennet III will invest in later-stage technology businesses in Europe and the United States. Kennet Partners announced the closing today.

The Kirkland team that represented Kennet Partners included partner Justin Dolling and associate Leon Santos.

"Kennet Partners are very well respected in the technology sector and we are pleased to have been able to assist in closing its third fund," says Justin Dolling.

About Kennet Partners:

Kennet Partners is a leading international private equity firm that invests in growth companies providing information technology products and business services that leverage technology. Kennet offers expansion capital to businesses that want to accelerate growth and build exceptional shareholder value in partnership with an experienced investor. Kennet Partners acts as an advisor to Kennet I, a Jersey-based fund and to Kennet II and Kennet III, both Guernsey-based funds. Kennet Partners is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. For more information, please visit

About Kirkland & Ellis International LLP:

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,400-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex private funds, corporate, restructuring, tax, litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in London, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.