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Kirkland Advises The Carlyle Group on Closing of Fourth Japanese Buyout Fund at $2.3 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis advised global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) on the formation of its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV (“CJP IV”), valued at JPY 258 billion (approximately USD 2.3 billion). CJP IV received strong backing from domestic and global investors, and is more than double the size of its predecessor fund. The fund will focus on upper mid-market investment opportunities in Japan across Consumer, Retail and Healthcare, General Industries and Technology, Media and Telecom, as well as pursue large-cap investments on an opportunistic basis.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Daniel Lavon-Krein, David Sherman and Townshine Wu; tax partners Jonathan Kandel, Ian Ferreira, Donald Rocap and Stephen Butler; and associates Kaitlyn Haggerty, Sanjam Sethi and Michael Sudano.