Press Release

Kirkland Advises Northleaf on Closing of First Open-End Infrastructure Fund

Kirkland & Ellis advised Northleaf Capital Partners, a global private markets investment firm with more than US$18 billion in private equity, private credit and infrastructure commitments under management, on the launch of Northleaf Essential Infrastructure Fund (NEIF), a new, US$800 million open-end infrastructure investment fund. NEIF is building a diversified and growing portfolio of mature mid-market infrastructure investments with stable, long-term cash flows and lower risk profiles. NEIF seeks to provide investors with diversification across geography and subsector, with a focus on contracted and regulated revenue frameworks.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Susan Eisenberg, Kelly Ryan and Christopher Chan and associates Amanda Strickler, Susan Czaikowski, Katherine Chernova and Chelsea Ryan, tax partners Bruce Gelman and Mike Greenberg and associates Mohsen Ghazi and Ruth Thomson and corporate partner Cory Baird and also included investment funds regulatory partner Alpa Patel and employee benefits partner Liz Dyer.