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Jonathan Tadd

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Investment Funds


Jonathan is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Jonathan has experience in all areas of corporate law, including global private equity transactions and alternative investment funds.


2010 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; 2006-2010 Clifford Chance LLP


Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Post-Graduate Professional Diploma 2005); Warwick University (LL.B. 2004)

Hong Kong

Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Kirkland & Ellis is one of the pre-eminent firms in Asia for private equity fund formation, management and associated regulatory advice. Justin Dolling and Carol Liu lead the team, which has an outstanding track record in assisting Chinese and international sponsors with complex fund structurings and fundraisings targeted at investors worldwide. Its extensive expertise spans every corner of the private equity world, including buyout funds, credit funds and special situations, growth funds, mezzanine and distressed debt, and real estate funds. It also has a highly active practice in relation to secondary transactions. Dolling and Jonathan Tadd assisted a consortium of investors with their $11.6bn acquisition of Global Logistic Properties; this entailed structuring and forming a series of complex fund structures to raise capital from institutional investors. In addition, Liu, and associates Jennifer Feng and Ling Zhu, recently acted for Orchid Asia on its fundraising for Orchid Asia VII, which closed at its $1.3bn hard cap. Another highlight involved assisting Tencent with closing its first technology fund at $650m. Damian Jacobs, Yue Zhang and associate Jamie Hill are also recommended. Tadd recently relocated to the London office.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's¬†'prompt, knowledgeable¬†and solution-driven' team handles a range of work, including heavyweight buyout, debt and infrastructure funds. Practice head Richard Watkins¬†and newly promoted partner Aranpreet Randhawa¬† advised AMP Capital on forming AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt III, which raised a total of $2.5bn. The team was strengthened by the recruitment of credit fund specialist¬†Anand Damodaran¬†(who has 'an excellent understanding of the subject matter and ability to crystallise lawyer language into simpler terms') and James Board; they advised CVC Credit Partners, a new client win for the firm, on numerous projects. Jonathan Tadd, who returned to the firm's London office from Hong Kong, advised BGH Capital, a new Australian manager founded by former leading lights at TPG and Macquarie, on forming its $2bn debut fund. Christopher Braunack¬†advised Resolution Capital on forming Resolution Re Investors, which raised $3bn to invest in insurance assets; he and Jeremy Leggate¬†(another new partner) advised IK Investment Partners on forming IK Small Cap II, a ‚ā¨550m fund.¬† In 2017 Theodore Cardos¬†deployed his secondaries expertise for Landmark Partners, and continues to advise Nordic Capital on a restructuring of its Nordic Capital Fund VII. Other clients include Vitruvian Partners, which Watkins and Amala Ejikeme¬†advised on forming Vitruvian Investment Partnership III, and Ares Management.

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