Press Release

Kirkland Advises Metaswitch Networks in Sale to Microsoft Corporation

Kirkland & Ellis advised Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualized network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators, in its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). Metaswitch is a portfolio company of technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners. The transaction value is undisclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Adam Phillips and Aprajita Dhundia, and included transactional partners David Higgins and Sean Kramer and associates James Hunn, Amelia Rolfe and Siana Bell; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday and associate Faye Whiston; tax partners Devin Heckman and Dulcie Daly and associate Sam Trowbridge; capital markets partner Bob Goedert; and technology & IP transactions partner Jenny Wilson and associate Ben Zeris.