Press Release

Kirkland Represents Francisco Partners in Acquisition of Smith Technologies

Kirkland & Ellis represented technology-focused growth equity firm Francisco Partners in its definitive agreement to acquire Smith Technologies, a division of J M Smith Corporation, one of the country’s oldest enterprises rooted in the community pharmacy industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Sean Kramer and Austin Pollet, with support from transactional partners Adam Phillips and Dennis Williams; debt finance partners Christopher Kirkham and Brian Ford; technology & IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh; tax partner Devin Heckman; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday; employee benefits partner Melissa Grim; employment & labor partner Matthew Keiser; and real estate partner Roberto Miceli.