Kirkland & Ellis has advised Oakley Capital Fund IV and other principal sellers on the sale of Contabo to KKR.
Contabo is a fast-growing cloud infrastructure and hosting provider based in Munich, Germany, offering small-sized enterprises, developers, prosumers, and gamers simple, easy-to-use cloud services. With a global network of 24 data centers across four continents, Contabo is serving a diversified mix of more than 250,000 customers in different industries.
Oakley Capital Fund V will acquire a minority stake in Contabo alongside future majority investor KKR.
The Kirkland team advising Oakley Capital Fund IV and other principal sellers on the sale of Contabo was led by private equity partners Benjamin Leyendecker, David Huthmacher and Christoph Jerger and included corporate partner Anna Schwander and antitrust & competition partner Thomas Wilson as well as corporate associates Thomas Diekmann, Marcus Commandeur, Lukas Fellhölter, Juliane Hubert and Tamara Zehentbauer.
The Kirkland team advising Oakley Capital Fund V on its acquisition of a minority stake in Contabo was led by corporate partners Jacob Traff and David Higgins and included corporate associate Karsten Silbernagel.