Press Release

Kirkland Represents Vector Capital on Acquisition of Majority Interest in WatchGuard Technologies

Kirkland & Ellis advised Vector Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication and secure Wi-Fi. As part of the transaction, Vector Capital agreed to make a new equity investment in the business, acquire interests previously owned by Francisco Partners and other co-investors and become the majority shareholder. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Luke Guerra and Evan Roberts and included associates Peter Liskanich and Manuel Kapukchyan, debt finance partners Brian Ford and Andrea Weintraub and associates Conor O’Muiri and Gina Eum, tax partners Anne Kim and Liam Murphy, executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associate Jenny Cha, and antitrust partner Michael Engel and associate Shahrzad Sadjadi.