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Kirkland Advises EMR Capital on Closing of US$860 Million EMR Capital Resources Fund II

Kirkland & Ellis has advised EMR Capital, a specialist mining private equity manager, which recently closed EMR Capital Resources Fund II. The fund was oversubscribed and closed with aggregate capital commitments of US$860 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 was led by London-based investment funds partner Christopher Braunack, investment funds associates Jennifer Feng, Holly Clarke, Feni Ajumogobia and David Pritchett and New York-based tax partner David Grenker.

Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to private investment fund sponsors and select institutional investors with respect to all major alternative investment strategies. In the past three years alone, Kirkland has advised nearly 300 private investment fund sponsors, raising more than 400 funds representing in excess of $315 billion of capital commitments.

Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,900-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex investment private funds, corporate/M&A, restructuring, tax, litigation and dispute resolution, 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.