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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 446 4800
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Fax +1 212 446 4900
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www.kirkland.com

Daniel Lavon-Krein

Tel:
Work +1 212-446-5917
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Investment Funds

Position

Daniel Lavon-Krein, a senior partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group, has championed countless large global private equity fund formations ranging from $1 billion to $16.5 billion and is recognized as a leader and pioneer in advising private equity sponsors and buyers on complex strategic minority investments in existing firms. In the past 18 months alone, Daniel has worked on over 10 transactions in this rapidly evolving market, including some of the largest transactions completed to date. In connection with these transactions and fund formation matters, he frequently advises sponsors on internal firm restructurings, succession planning and other major strategic issues.

Languages

German, French

Education

McGill University Faculty of Law, LL.B./B.C.L., 2003 with Great Distinction; University of Toronto, B.A., Political Science, 2000 with High Distinction.


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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