Kirkland & Ellis counseled GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of The Blackstone Group, on the fundraising of $4.5 billion of committed capital for GSO Energy Select Opportunities Fund II, which closed on June 13, 2019. The fund focuses on investment opportunities in the energy sector, primarily in North America. Kirkland also represented GSO in the formation of GSO Credit Alpha Fund II, which closed in 2018 with $1 billion of committed capital.
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The team was led by investment funds partners Erica Berthou and Katrina Rowe and included investment funds partner Aaron Schlaphoff; financial services regulatory partner Prem Mohan; and employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer.