Press Release

Kirkland Advises Northleaf Capital Partners on Strategic Partnership with Tillman FiberCo

Kirkland & Ellis represented Northleaf Capital Partners on its strategic partnership with Tillman FiberCo, LLC, a leading developer and owner of symmetrical gigabit broadband. Funds managed by Northleaf have made an initial investment that enables Tillman FiberCo to accelerate its open access network with future-forward technologies, systems and a next-generation passive optical network architecture that will deliver industry-leading symmetrical gigabit broadband internet access service speeds to both residential and business customers.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners John Kaercher, Zahra Usmani and Cory Baird and associate Branden Lankford; tax partners Steve Butler and Adam Arikat; employee benefits partner Maureen O’Brien; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler; employment and labor partner Christie Alcala; technology & IP transactions partner Matt Lovell; and debt finance partner Doug Tedeschi.