Press Release

Kirkland Counsels Francisco Partners on Acquisition of PayScale

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity fund, on its majority investment in PayScale, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based compensation data, analytics and software. This investment will provide PayScale with a new financial partner to build upon the company’s strong momentum and help continue to drive product innovation.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Sean Kramer and Austin Pollet and transactional associates Simon Root and Justin Stahl, debt finance partner Brian Ford, and tax partner Devin Heckman; and included transactional partner Adam Phillips, debt finance partner Christopher Kirkham and tax partner Karen Lee.