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Sidley Austin LLP Serves as Legal Counsel on the IPO of Fortress Investment Group LLC

Sidley represented the underwriters in Fortress Investment Group's $634.3 million initial public offering. Fortress is the first global alternative asset manager listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Lehman Brothers acted as global coordinators and representatives of the underwriters for the offering and Banc of America Securities LLC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as joint book-running managers.

The Sidley team was led by Gerard Cummins (pooled investment entities) and Edward Petrosky (capital markets). The team also included David Miller, Ivy Jones, Rob Hardy and Jon Brose (tax); George Petrow (securitization); Mike Schmidtberger, Brian Kaplowitz and Tatiana Zakharova (pooled investment entities); Chris Pih (corporate); and Jody Weiss, Chris Golden, Ariel Marie Jolicoeur and Doug Weir (capital markets).

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