Press Release

Kirkland Advises Ares Management on Close of Oversubscribed $7.1 Billion Second Special Opportunities Fund

Kirkland & Ellis advised Ares Management Corporation (Ares), a leading global alternative investment manager, on the final closing of Ares Special Opportunities Fund II (“ASOF II”). With strong global investor support, ASOF II closed at its hard cap with $7.1 billion of commitments, including General Partner commitments, which far surpassed its $4.0 billion target.

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The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Stephanie Berdik and Charles Chen and associates Daniel Sylvia, Mark Raymond and Afsha Lakdawala Chowdhury, and tax partners Meredith Levy and Miles Johnson and associate Weiwei Chen.