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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.

Ashurst Law Firm Grows Milan Private Equity Practice

Private equity is an alternative form of private financing, away from public markets, in which funds and investors directly invest in companies or engage in buyouts of such companies. Private equity firms make money by charging management and performance fees from investors in a fund.

Ashurst law firm announces the appointment of partner Fabio Niccoli to lead the private equity offering in Milan.

Ashurst is a multinational law firm headquartered in London. It has 27 offices in 15 countries apart from the United Kingdom, across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and employs around 1600 legal advisers.

Fabio joins from CDP Equity, where he has been general counsel since 2012, having been responsible for the set-up of the entire legal structure of the business. A highly regarded and technical lawyer, Fabio has over 20 years of experience across both private practice and in-house.

Recognised in the GC Powerlist of the most influential general counsel in Italy by The Legal 500, Fabio has advised on a number of high-end private mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals, with a particular focus on the Italian mid-cap market.

He began his career at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo.

He has also worked at Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, before joining the newly-founded firm Labruna Mazziotti Segni contributing to its start-up and becoming a partner in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice.

Carloandrea Meacci, Milan office managing partner said: “This is a significant development for our practice in Milan – we are able to offer first-rate private equity expertise to complement our market-leading offering in all areas of infrastructure and energy mergers and acquisitions.

Fabio is an excellent practitioner with a unique background and he will play a key role in helping us realise our strategy to operate a high performing integrated European corporate mergers and acquisitions and private equity team, as well as to provide support to our existing practices.”

This appointment also demonstrates our strong commitment to the Italian market, where we have operated for 20 years.”