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Kirkland, Fenwick Advise On $717M SonicWALL Buy

"A group of investors led by private equity fund Thoma Bravo LLC and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan have agreed to pay roughly $717 million to acquire information technology security and data backup provider SonicWALL Inc.

Thoma Bravo is represented by a team of attorneys at Kirkland & Ellis LLP led by partners Gerald Nowak and Jared Jensen. Advice also came from partners Stephen Johnson and Karen Spindler on intellectual property; Francesco Penati on secured lending; Alexandra Mihalas and Dominic DeMatties on benefits; and David Kung on tax."

This article appeared in its entirety in the June 3, 2010 edition of Law360.