McDermott Will & Emery has picked up a new finance and private equity partner in Chicago.

Joshua Samis arrives from a partnership at Kirkland & Ellis.

He focuses on LBOs, financing transactions and recapitalisations.

His work includes advising Madison Dearborn Partners on a $7.3 billion acquisition, Capella Healthcare on a $900 million sale and GTCR on a $700 million investment.