Press Release

Kirkland Represents Vista Equity Partners on Acquisition of KnowBe4 for $4.6 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis advised Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm, on its acquisition of KnowBe4, Inc. (Nasdaq: KNBE), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, for approximately $4.6 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.

Read the transaction press release  

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners David Klein, Chelsea Darnell, Daniel Wolf, Stuart Casillas and Ari Levi and associates Garett Morin, Sumer Marquette, Hayley Gilbert and Jermaine Cherry, debt finance partners Sonali Jindal and Douglas Tedeschi and associates Tanya Embers, Grant Gannon and Adam Brandy, tax partners David Kung and Heidi Yuen, technology & IP transactions partners John Lynn and Daisy Darvall, and executive compensation partners Rohit Nafday and Karsten Busby.