Press Release

Kirkland Advises Appfire on Acquisition of SoftwarePlant

Kirkland & Ellis advised Appfire, a leading provider of apps that help teams solve modern challenges with digital solutions, on its acquisition of SoftwarePlant, developers of BigPicture, a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool that integrates with Jira. As part of the acquisition, SoftwarePlant’s founders Tomasz Kucharski and Michal Niwinski, and 165 team members will join Appfire, increasing the company’s global workforce to nearly 400 people. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Christian Atwood and associates Nils Remole and Molly Boyd, debt finance partner Brian Ford and associates Dan Schwimmer and Alex Blaznik, and also included paralegal Ashley Hamilton.