Kirkland & Ellis LLP counseled Linden Capital Partners on the formation of Linden Capital Partners IV, which announced its final closing with $1.5 billion of limited partner capital commitments. Since its inaugural fund in 2005, Linden has pursued an investment strategy in private equity focused on adding significant value to middle market healthcare companies in the services, medical products, specialty distribution, and pharmaceutical sectors, among others. The Fund was oversubscribed, exceeding its target of $1.25 billion and hitting its hard cap. The Fund’s limited partners include endowments, financial institutions and pension funds. Read the full release here.
The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Nicholas DiCrescenzo and Bruce Ettelson and associates Daniel McQuade, Noah Mullin and Alyssa Jutovsky; and included investment management partner Corey Zarse; tax partners Daniel Meehan and Aalok Virmani and associate Nicholas Warther; and employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer.
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