Press Release

Kirkland Advises Accel-KKR on its Acquisition of Smart Communications

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, in its acquisition of Smart Communications, a leader in enterprise customer and business communications, from UK-based software company Thunderhead. The financial terms of the transaction, which was announced on 12 September, 2016, were not disclosed. The full press release can be viewed here.

The multi-office Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Christopher Field, Shelly Hirschtritt and Andrej Wolf and also included corporate associates Dipak Bhundia and Rachel Greenhalgh, debt finance partners Michael Steele and Daniel Borg and associate Marimba Odundo-Mendez, tax partners Ian Taplin and Rachel Cantor and associate Mark Ingram and technology and IP transactions partner Emma Flett.