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Kirkland & Ellis Advises EMR Capital on Closing of US$450 Million EMR Capital Resources Fund 1

Kirkland & Ellis has advised EMR Capital, a specialist mining private equity manager, which recently closed EMR Capital Resources Fund 1. The fund was oversubscribed and closed with aggregate capital commitments of US$450 million. The fund, which will make investments in global metals and mining companies and projects, accepted commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, family offices and fund of funds.

The Kirkland team acted as international legal counsel to EMR Capital and was led by London-based private funds partner Christopher Braunack and New York-based tax partner David Grenker.

Kirkland has one of the largest and most experienced sponsor-side private funds practices in the world with nearly 100 attorneys focused on private funds across nine offices in six time zones. The Firm has represented approximately 400 private equity sponsors in raising more than $500 billion of capital for more than 760 funds since 1995.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex private funds, corporate/M&A, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in London, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.