Press Release

Kirkland Advises Waterland on Closing of €2.5 Billion Fund VIII

Kirkland advised Waterland Private Equity Investments on the recently closed Waterland Private Equity Fund VIII. The fund was closed at its hard cap of €2.5 billion and will focus on control investments in medium-sized companies in growth markets in Europe. The fund was oversubscribed, with demand from investors significantly exceeding the hard cap, and was raised in three months in a completely virtual capital-raising process.

The team was led by investment funds partners Andy Shore and Christopher Braunack with associates AJ Eriksson, Yushra Raheem, Oliver Cutbill, Alistair Renton, Aaron Stalley and George Christou, and included tax partners Ian Ferreira, Dave Grenker and Philip Cooke and associates Emma Faulkner, Loviisa Langdon, Frankie Beetham and Arash Lotfi, financial services regulatory partners Adam Skinner, Thomas Woodhead and Josh Westerholm and associate Ali Raymond, employee benefits partner Liz Dyer and banking regulatory of counsel Julie Kunetka.