Press Release

Kirkland Represents Vista and Cvent on $5B Combination with Dragoneer-Backed SPAC

Kirkland & Ellis advised Vista Equity portfolio company Cvent on its $5 billion business combination with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II (Nasdaq: DGNS), a special purpose acquisition company.  Cvent is a a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider. The business combination agreement was signed on July 23, 2021, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter.  

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Rick Campbell and Brian Wolfe, capital markets partners Bob Hayward and Bob Goedert and associates A.J. Million, Hannah Kropp, Iman Naim and Tempestt Watts, tax partner David Kung, executive compensation partners Rohit Nafday and Lucy Frey, debt finance partners Sonali Jindal and Doug Tedeschi, technology & IP transactions partners John Lynn and Daisy Darvall, real estate partner Roberto Miceli, ESG & impact partner Alex Farmer, employment & labor partner Sydney Jones and associate Wes Benter, and employee benefits partner Maureen O’Brien and associate Caitlin Pyrce.  Corporate partner Ari Levi and associate Peter Banyai also provided assistance.