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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Hosen Capital

Kirkland & Ellis advised Hosen Capital a leading private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market control and growth opportunities in the food and consumer sectors in China, on the fundraising and final closing of its third USD fund at $800 million.

Hosen Capital is headquartered in Beijing and has additional offices in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The firm has $2.31 billion in assets under management and focuses on investments in companies in the food and agribusiness-related companies that are either directly located in China or are directly involved in meeting demand on the Chinese market.

Hosen Capital was founded by Chris Wang and Alex Zhang and sponsored by New Hope Group, an agribusiness conglomerate in China.

The fund receives strong support from a broad mix of global investors, including prominent sovereigns, pensions, endowments, financial institutions, corporates, family offices and fund of funds.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Carol Liu and Jennifer Feng and included investment funds partners Josh Westerholm and Christopher Scully, financial services regulatory partner Romin Dabir, tax partner Aalok Virmani, government and internal investigations partner Nick Niles, employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer and banking regulatory of counsel Julie Kunetka.

Latham raises record amount for D.C. Legal Aid Society

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that it raised a record amount – more than US$218,000 – for this year’s Making Justice Real campaign (formerly known as the Generous Associates Campaign), the principal fundraising campaign targeted at individual attorneys for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Latham surpassed US$200,000 for the third year in a row and led the city in giving for the sixth consecutive year. The annual two-month summer campaign raised US$3.1 million overall to support the operations of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia covering one third of Legal Aid’s annual operating costs, and smashed the previous record fundraising amount.

The firm’s fundraising goals were achieved through broad participation of lawyers and staff. Our efforts were led by Washington, D.C. partners David Dantzic, Amy Rigdon, and Shagufa Hossain; associates Loyal Horsley and Ethan Prall; litigation services supervising attorney Dana Louttit; and litigation services attorney Quiana Montgomery; with special contributions from attorney support coordinator Deborah Baggott and director of administration – Washington, D.C. Matt Fritz.

Latham partner and Legal Aid Board President David Dantzic said, “I am once again awed by the generosity of Latham and firms throughout the D.C. legal community, especially with the challenges that everyone is dealing with this year. While we all face our own difficulties, the success of the campaign shows that in times of crisis we, as firm and a community, are able to recognise and help those who need it most.”

The campaign is a fundraising drive run by associates at Washington, D.C. law firms each summer. Latham associates helped initiate the Making Justice Real campaign more than 30 years ago. The funds raised through this campaign allow Legal Aid to continue to provide free legal services to the neediest members of the D.C. community in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.

About Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organisation. Since 1932, Legal Aid lawyers have been making justice real in individual and systemic ways for persons living in poverty in the District. Learn more about Legal Aid.

Gateley Raises Money for Evelina London

Top 50 United Kingdom law firm Gateley has raised £11000 for a popular Children’s Hospital. Gateley is a legal and professional services group.

The London office of Gateley raised the funds for Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Evelina London is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the second largest provider of children’s services in London.

Gateley combines the skills and expertise of its legal and professional advisers in four multi-disciplinary platforms: Business Services; Corporate; People; Property.

The team at Gateley raised the funds via many fundraising activities, which included the London marathon, office dress down days, bake sales and more.

A partner of Gateley’s London office, commented: “I’m extremely proud of the team for raising over £11000 for this fantastic cause.”

The funding will go towards a “magic carpet” for the children’s hospital – an interactive system, which projects different sensory programmes on the floor or wall.

The therapeutic play unit will be used to encourage children to get out of bed and play after rehabilitation to aid recovery.

Gateley has 11 United Kingdom offices in the United Kingdom’s major commercial centres with our headquarters in Birmingham.

They delight their clients through excellent service delivery, which has led to some significant client wins, successes and panel reappointments.

As part of King’s Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre, Evelina London are pioneers in health research, and provide high quality teaching and education.

This partnership helps Evelina London provide the latest treatments for our patients alongside the best possible care.

Advisory Excellence is Fundraising for Get Kids Going!

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people – up to the age of 26 yrs – the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. Get Kids Going! provide them with specially built sports’ wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to Paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports’ equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and Paralympic champions!

Advisory Excellence is Fundraising for Get Kids Going!

Advisory Excellence is Fundraising for Get Kids Going!

There are hundreds of talented, disabled, youngsters who have the potential to participate in events throughout the United Kingdom and all over the world but receive either none or very little funding and are desperate to achieve their life-long sporting dreams. With your help, together we can turn their dreams into reality and help make them into sporting heroes!

Get Kids Going! support children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. Get Kids Going! take pride in ensuring that any equipment which is out grown is recycled to other children, so our supporters’ valuable donations are never wasted. Many people who support Get Kids Going! feel a marvellous sense of achievement and satisfaction. They see that even the smallest donation makes an amazing difference! Get Kids Going! gives disabled children and young people the chance of a life time, freedom, and many wonderful opportunities that you and I take for granted. Opportunities they may never have without you and the support of Get Kids Going! No other charity in the United Kingdom focuses on helping disabled children and young people with sport in the same way.

Help Advisory Excellence turn their dreams into reality!

Disruptive Trading App Set to Fundraise Over USD 200 Million

The Robinhood trading app pursuing an equity fundraise means that, in exchange for the money invested now, investors will receive a stake in the company and its performance moving forward.

United States-based stock and crypto trading app Robinhood is set to raise at least $200 million in a new funding round, Bloomberg reported on May 24.

Robinhood is an American financial services company headquartered in Menlo Park, California, known for pioneering commission-free trades of stocks, exchange-traded funds and cryptocurrencies via a mobile app introduced in March 2015.

Per the report, an unspecified source familiar with the matter told the outlet about the company’s plans to raise further funding. Moreover, Bloomberg reports that the round would increase the firm’s value to between $7 billion and $8 billion, but that the details could change.

Other people familiar with the matter also told Bloomberg that the new funds come from existing investors, all of whom asked not to be identified and to keep the details private. While the funding talks are reportedly ongoing, a further funding round could increase the company’s worth to $10 billion, but the numbers are subject to change until the deal is closed.

Robinhood, which allows for zero-fee stock trading, first introduced bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) trading in January last year.

As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, Robinhood has officially launched its crypto trading app in New York following the acquisition of a BitLicense by the New York State Department of Financial Services in January 2019.

Also during this week, the new April 2019 Exchange Review from crypto data provider Cryptocompare revealed that centralised cryptocurrency exchanges saw a major uptick in trade volume this April.