Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented iCON Infrastructure, an infrastructure-focused investment firm, in the successful final closing of its latest fund, iCON Infrastructure Partners II, L.P., on March 28, 2013, with funds raised in line with the firm's target.
The Kirkland team that represented iCON Infrastructure was led by private funds partners Mark Mifsud and Kate Downey and included associates Alexandra Conroy and Elizabeth Freeth.
"The deep relationship we have developed over several years with the private funds group at Kirkland has been critical to both our business and our recent fundraising success," said Paul Malan, senior partner at iCON Infrastructure. "Kirkland has played an invaluable role in guiding us through our fundraising, exercising impeccable legal and commercial judgment during the process. The outcome is a testament to the significant resources, experience and market knowledge brought to bear by Kirkland's team, who worked hand-in-hand with us throughout."
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About iCON Infrastructure
The iCON Team was formed in 2004 within the Global Markets division of Deutsche Bank to make equity investments in infrastructure assets on behalf of Deutsche Bank and its institutional partners. In this role, the iCON Team was responsible for the deployment of over €2.5 billion of capital into infrastructure enterprises and their investments include Grup Maritim TCB, Porterbrook, CLH, Alpha Trains and Sutton & East Surrey Water. Following a spinoff from Deutsche Bank in 2011, iCON Infrastructure (www.iconinfrastructure.com) is now an independent investment firm focused on investments in critical national infrastructure. The firm is headquartered in London with investment activities encompassing Europe and North America.