Press Release

Kirkland Represents Marlin Equity Partners in Strategic Minority Investment by Blackstone

Kirkland & Ellis represented Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, on the sale of a passive minority interest 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 partners Jordan Murray and Karin Orsic and corporate partner Michael Reeves and included investment funds partners Bruce Ettelson and Katie St. Peters and associates Courtney Chen and Chris Urruela Stauss; transactional associates Michele Cumpston and Elena Babakhanyan; tax partners Don Rocap and Joel Peters-Fransen and associate Carol Wang; and employee benefits partners Elizabeth Dyer and Melissa Grim and associate Erica Rozow.

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. To date, the firm has advised on more than 40 minority investment transactions in investment fund sponsors, including some of the largest transactions completed to date.