Kirkland & Ellis represented Vision Knight Capital, a leading independent Chinese private equity firm, which recently closed its second private equity fund Vision Knight Capital China Fund II. The fund closed at its hard cap with aggregate capital commitments of US$550 million. The fund, which will make investments in China’s retail and consumer internet and e-commerce sectors, accepted commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, endowments and foundations, diversified financial institutions and family offices.
The Kirkland was led by Hong Kong-based private funds partners Christopher Braunack and Carol Liu, private funds associate Jennifer Feng and senior transaction manager Allison Hune.
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