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Andrew Wright

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Private Funds


Andrew Wright, P.C., is widely recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the field of private investment fund formation. He has counseled numerous leading domestic and international sponsors of private investment funds on the formation of funds across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity, growth equity and leveraged buyouts, energy and infrastructure, healthcare, debt and credit, technology and venture capital, emerging markets, financial services, hard assets, public equities, and other private investment fund strategies. Andrew’s clients also include institutional investors, placement agents, investment professionals and other constituents in the alternative assets industry.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999, The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Comment Editor; Harvard University, A.B., History and Literature, 1996, magna cum laude.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

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Andrew Wright - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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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