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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
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Work +1 312 862 2000
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John Muno

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Work +1 312-862-3349
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

John Muno is a partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group, who focuses on advising private investment fund sponsors in connection with structuring, forming and operating private investment funds and their related management companies. John has represented sponsors in numerous private fund formations across a wide range of strategies, including leveraged buyouts, distressed investments and secondary investments. He also advises clients on a variety of general corporate counseling matters and complex business transactions, including internal governance, deal-structuring and regulatory compliance.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude; DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., with distinction; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Accountancy, B.S., Finance.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

According to one source, Kirkland & Ellis LLP¬†is 'hands-down, the industry leader with respect to representing the managers of private equity funds'. The team has¬†'a¬†deep bench' with 'unrivaled market knowledge' which provides 'high quality client service'. In the New York office, practice head¬†John O'Neil¬†and¬†Daniel Lavon-Krein¬†advised Sycamore Partners on forming Sycamore Partners III, which held its final closing in June 2018 after raising $4.8bn.¬†In another matter,¬†the 'tenacious and disarming' Erica Berthou¬†advised GSO Capital Partners, a new client for the firm, on the final closing of the multibillion-dollar credit GSO Credit Alpha Fund II. Another fundraising mandate handled in New York was Andrew Wright¬†and Robert Blaustein's advice to Warburg Pincus on forming its first companion fund in the financial industry.¬†Other New York-based contacts include¬†John Budetti, Jordan Murray¬†and Katrina Rowe.¬†In Chicago, names to note include John Muno, who garners praise for his 'incredible market knowledge, combining practical business advice with the right mix of thoughtful strategy and perfect attention to detail';¬†Sarah Kirson¬†and ‚Äėtough negotiator‚Äô Katie St. Peters¬†are also recommended.¬†Stephanie Berdik¬†and Sean Hill¬†are key contacts¬†in Boston.¬†Ken Muller¬†joined the San Francisco office from¬†Morrison & Foerster LLP¬†in May 2018.

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