Press Release

Kirkland Advises Silversmith Capital and DistroKid on Investment from Insight Partners, Valuing DistroKid at $1.3 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis advised Silversmith Capital Partners and its portfolio company, DistroKid, the world’s leading distributor of independent music, on a substantial investment in DistroKid from global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners that values the company at $1.3 billion. The investment is expected to fuel the continued development of DistroKid’s industry-leading suite of tools for musicians. Silversmith Capital will retain a meaningful ownership position going forward and remain on DistroKid’s board.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Christian Atwood and associates Nils Remole, Tony Gonzalez, and Molly Boyd, with support from tax partners Lee Morlock and Christine Lehman and associate Simona Brooks, intellectual property partners Rory Wellever and Seth Traxler and associate Joana Schlingbaum, international trade partner Carrie Schroll and associate Natalie Gallon, antitrust partners Carla Hine and Thomas Wilson, debt finance partner Josh Peary, real estate partner Roberto Miceli, and environmental partner Carleigh Trappe Rodriguez.