Kirkland & Ellis represented BlackSand Capital, LLC, a leading real-estate private equity firm in Hawaii, in raising BlackSand Capital Opportunity Fund II, with capital commitments of $326.54 million. Based on strong demand from investors, BlackSand significantly exceeded its original target of $250 million. 

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Kelly Ryan, David King and Nicholas Hemmingsen, associates Sarah Roberts, Michael Lee, Arman Zadeh, Scott Zimmerman and Emma Whenham, ERISA Of Counsel Christine Matott, and tax partners Steve Butler and Bruce Gelman. 

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