Kirkland & Ellis represented Nautic Partners, LLC, a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on investments in the healthcare, industrial products, and outsourced services sectors, in raising Nautic Partners IX, which closed at its hard cap of $1.5 billion.
The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners John Muno, Michael Snow and Aaron Schlaphoff, associates Noah Mullin, Alyssa Jutovsky and Reed Schuster, tax partners Donald Rocap and Aalok Virmani, and associate Brandon Short.
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