Kirkland & Ellis advised IK Investment Partners, a leading Pan-European private equity firm, which recently closed its second small-cap fund, IK Small Cap II Fund. The fund was closed at its hard cap with aggregate capital commitments of €550 million. The fund, which will make majority investments in companies with enterprise values up to €100 million in Benelux, DACH, France and the Nordics, accepted commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors. More information is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by London-based investment funds partners Jeremy Leggate and Christopher Braunack and associate David Pritchett, and included London-based financial regulatory partner Adam Skinner, and New York-based tax partner David Grenker.
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