Kirkland & Ellis counseled San Francisco-based private equity firm Luminate Capital Partners on the formation of Luminate Capital Partners II, LP, which announced its final closing with $425 million of limited partner capital commitments from a broad group of institutional investors that included endowments, foundations, public and corporate pension plans, asset management firms, and family offices. Luminate invests in software and software-enabled services businesses in the middle market.
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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partner Nicholas DiCrescenzo and associates Kevin Wessel, Michael Black and Keny Zurita; and included investment management partner Corey Zarse and associate Phil Giglio; tax partner Daniel Meehan; and ERISA partner Elizabeth Dyer.
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