Kirkland & Ellis represented leading private equity firm Siris Capital, which received strategic minority investments by affiliates of Wafra Inc. and Landmark Partners, LLC. Pursuant to the transactions, the investors will acquire passive, non-voting minority stakes and will provide capital to support Siris' strategic initiatives, including the repurchase of an existing minority participation stake that was issued at the firm's inception.
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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Robert Blaustein and Jordan Murray and transactional partner Amanda Border. The team also included transactional partners Christian Atwood and Duncan McKay and associates Serena Shi, Cory Lewis and Blair Baker; investment funds partners Stefan Paulovic and Derek Pease and associates Ray Xu and Jean Jong; tax partner David Grenker and associates Justin Barbosa and Max Gektin; international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associate Lucille Hague; and government regulatory and internal investigations partner Nick Niles.
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