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The move marks another blow for Kirkland & Ellis’s London private equity team, after partner Ross Allardice quit for White & Case last August (6 August 2013), a hire which came less than a month after Kirkland & Ellis lost restructuring partner Graham Lane to Willkie Farr & Gallagher (23 July 2013).
It is not known if Francisco Partners will move over to O’Melveny with Oates. In recent years he has advised the private equity house on the €90m (£74.4m) carve-out acquisition of B2B mobile-marketing business Buongiorno, the £103m take-private of Kewill, the disposal of the aerospace division of C-MAC MicroTechnology Group to API Technologies and the acquisitions of Semi Scenic UK, the Masternaut Group and ACT750 SAS.
O’Melveny’s chair Bradley Butwin said in a statement: “We’ve been steadily building our transactions platform over the past several years and Dan will help broaden our European transactions capabilities in a way that will positively impact our ability to assist clients.”