Press Release

Kirkland Advises Oaktree Capital Management in Launch of Oaktree Acquisition Corp.

Kirkland & Ellis represented private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management in its closing of special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Oaktree Acquisition Corp., a $201 million vehicle. Oaktree currently has $119 billion in assets under management.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Hamed Meshki and Matthew Arenson and associates Amelia Davis and Margaret Yeager; tax partner Russell Light and associate Scott Fryman; and capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Peter Seligson, and associate Mathieu Kohmann.