Kirkland & Ellis advised KKR, a leading global investment firm, on its definitive agreement with apexanalytix® (apex), a leading provider of supply chain risk management software and services, to acquire a majority interest in apex. apex’s largest shareholder, Carousel Capital (Carousel), a private investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States, will remain a significant minority owner in the company alongside KKR.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Francisco Morales Barron and Leo Greenberg and associates Rex Hupy, Giorgia Nagalli, Deborah Kotkin and Richard Kenny, debt finance partners Eric Wedel and Matthew Leist and associates Peter Bang, Caroline Epstein and Alanna Carden, executive compensation partner Stephen Brecher and associates Tony Guan and James Sprague, tax partners Mike Beinus and Vivek Ratnam, litigation partner Nick Niles and associate Zach Sommers, technology & IP transactions partner Shellie Freedman and associates Jessie Perlman and Neva Little, labor & employment partner R.D. Kohut and associates Sharon Davidov and Jackson Phinney, employee benefits of counsel Jack Bernstein and associate Caitlin Pyrce, real estate partner Ian Craig and associate Lizbeth Cordova, environmental transactions partner Jonathan Kidwell and associate Dean Brower and antitrust partners Ian John, Mike Thorpe, Philipp Gnatzy and Thomas Wilson and associates Sarah Lonvick, Katie Drummonds and Shahrzad Sadjadi. Corporate associates Arjun Mocherla, Dih-Lin Wong, Stacey Shen, Victoria Legg and Jan Kapaon and paralegal Nadine Bethune provided assistance.