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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Katrina S. Rowe is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on representing domestic and international sponsors on forming, marketing and operating private investment funds covering a wide spectrum of sectors, geographies and strategies, including buyout, credit, distressed debt, infrastructure, real estate, energy and mezzanine. Katrina also has significant experience working with sponsors on co-investment arrangements, joint ventures and separately managed accounts, as well as structuring, regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, Katrina has represented institutional investors in making investments in private funds.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

(Next Generation Partners)

Katrina RoweKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP remains one of the most prominent names in private equity fund formation, advising a stable of clients that includes some of the industry’s largest players, such as Thoma Bravo, KKR, and GTCR among others. The firm is particularly notable for its large global footprint and experience in cross-border matters, a recent example of which was Erica Berthou‘s advice to Antin Infrastructure Partners on its fourth fund, which is a Euro fund that is looking to focus on the US market; it recently reached its €6.5bn hard cap. The practice is led by John O’Neil, who is particularly recommended for complex operational issues such as investor defaults and spin-outs, as well as high-pressure crisis situations, having been a founding member of the firm’s funds crisis management group. Andrew Wright is a key figure for high-value fund formations, and Nicole Washington is also building a strong profile in this area, having recently advised KKR on the formation of its first open-end private equity vehicle. Katrina Rowe remains one to watch, handling a wide range of operational matters. Notable figures from the Chicago office include the highly-experienced Bruce Ettelson, and Katie St. Peters, who advises on fund formation as well as operational issues.