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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Robert Blaustein

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Position

Robert Blaustein is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and recognized as a global leader in the field of private equity fund matters. Robert focuses his practice on advising private equity sponsors on the formation, marketing and management of investment products including private equity funds, hedge funds, and funds of funds vehicles, as well as operational, legal and regulatory issues. He has also counseled both sponsors and limited partners on spinout transactions, seed investments, and the purchase and sale of minority interests in management companies, and limited partners in connection with the negotiation of investment terms related to private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, managed account, secondary and co-investment transactions. Robert also counsels fund sponsors on a wide range of ordinary course and extraordinary corporate matters including succession planning, key person transitions, marketing and placement agent arrangements, co-investment arrangements, secondary transfers, and governance matters.


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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