Press Release

Kirkland Advises GTCR and on Significant Investment from Blackstone

Kirkland & Ellis advised GTCR and its portfolio company,, a leader in programmatic advertising and agency management software, on a significant equity investment in from private equity funds managed by Blackstone. As part of the agreement, Blackstone will join GTCR as majority shareholders in the company. The investment, which would be made through Blackstone’s flagship private equity vehicle, values the company at approximately $1.5 billion.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Christopher Thomas and Ryan Harris and associates Ziyad Ziyadzade and Lisa Gunter.