Press Release

Kirkland Represents GI Partners in Strategic Minority Investment by Blackstone

Kirkland & Ellis represented GI Partners, a leading middle-market alternative asset manager, on the sale of a passive, non-voting minority stake in its business to Blackstone’s (NYSE: BX) Strategic Capital Group. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partner Jordan Murray and transactional partner Michael Reeves; and included investment funds partners David King and Christopher Wynne and associates Chris Urruela Stauss and Ezekiel Couch; transactional associates Nikita Patel and Ike Ikeme; tax partners Dan Meehan, Josh McLane and Alec Campbell and associate Brandon Short; debt finance partner Samantha Good and associates Katrina Anna Olsen and Paige Scheckla; employee benefits partners Elizabeth Dyer and Melissa Grim and associate Erica Rozow; and international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associate Luci Hague.

Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. Kirkland offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. With more than 380 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services. Since 2016, Kirkland has advised over 400 funds representing in excess of $650 billion of capital commitments.