Press Release

Kirkland Represents Highland Europe in Closing of €463 Million Third Fund

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Highland Europe, a growth stage technology investor in Europe, which announced today that it has closed its third fund in six years, raising €463 million to boost funding for globally ambitious European software and internet-enabled businesses. The fund was significantly oversubscribed and reached its hard cap in just 12 weeks, bringing Highland Europe’s assets under management to €1.1 billion. The fund’s limited partners include a broad range of global institutional investors. More information is available in Highland Europe’s press release.

The Kirkland team was led by London-based investment funds partners Jeremy Leggate and Richard Watkins and associates Emma Whenham and Tata Mbako.

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