Press Release

Kirkland Advises Silversmith Capital Partners in $49 Million Investment in Appfire

Kirkland & Ellis represented Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm, on its $49 million strategic investment in Appfire, a leading provider of apps for software development teams. The investment marks the first time Appfire has raised outside capital, which will be used to expand the company’s cloud-based product offerings and support strategic acquisitions of complementary apps. As part of the transaction, Silversmith general partner Sri Rao and vice president Lyndsay Kerwin have joined Appfire’s Board.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Christian Atwood and Duncan Enista and associates Nils Remole and Molly Boyd, and included tax partner Lee Morlock, technology & IP transactions partner Matt Lovell, executive compensation partner Kate Coverdale, employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas, labor and employment partner Michael Schulman, and international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso.