Kirkland & Ellis advised TA Associates, Vista Equity Partners and Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical, industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain solutions, on a strategic growth investment in Aptean by Charlesbank Capital Partners. As part of the transaction, TA Associates is also making a further investment in Aptean. The funding provides additional capital that will enable Aptean to increase its investment in innovation and accelerate global growth.
Transactional partner Adam Phillips led the team representing TA Associates, and transactional partner Marc Browning and debt finance partner Sonali Jindal led the team representing Vista. The teams also included transactional partner Rodin Hai-Jew; tax partners Devin Heckman, David Kung and Heidi Yuen; debt finance partner Douglas Tedeschi; executive compensation partners Jack Stratton and Mike Krasnovsky; technology & IP transactions partners Daisy Darvall and John Lynn; and antitrust & competition partners Sarah Jordan and Michael Thorpe.