Press Release

Kirkland Advises Donuts, Inc. on Acquisition of Afilias, Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Donuts Inc., the global leader in next generation top-level domains (TLD) and digital identity, on its agreement to purchase Afilias, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which will not include Afilias’ mobile software and registrar businesses, is expected to close in Q4 2020, following successful completion of regulatory requirements. 

Read the Afilias, Inc. press release 

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Joshua Kogan, Carlo Zenkner and Dave Gusella and associates Emily Deagen, Luke Schafer and Malorie Frayssinet, tax partner Vin Thorn and associate Aime Salazar, intellectual property partner Matthew Lovell and associates Chris Hinman and Melissa Moreno, executive compensation partner Matthew Shiels and associates John Kleinjan and Katherine Baker, real estate partner Jennifer Sheehan and associate Sohil Khurana, environmental partner Toby Chun and associate Michael Mahoney, employment & labor partner Richard Kidd and associates Xander Flynn-Tabloff and Caitlin Koseck, employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Hannah Barlow, international trade partners Shawn Cooley and Sanjay Mullick, Of Counsel Abigail Cotterill and associate Jeremy Iloulian, antitrust partners Carla Hine and Thomas Sebastian Wilson and associates Shahrzad Sadjadi and Philipp Gnatzy, and debt finance partner Ashley Gregory and associate Roxanne Walton.