Kirkland represented Thoma Bravo in its definitive agreement to acquire Magnet Forensics Inc. (TSX:MAGT), a developer of digital investigation solutions for more than 4,000 enterprises and public safety organizations. The transaction values Magnet Forensics at CAD$1.8 billion. Following closing, Thoma Bravo intends to combine Magnet Forensics with Grayshift, a leading provider of mobile device digital forensics, and will operate the combined company as a privately held company. The transaction is expected to close by the second quarter of 2023.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Aisha Lavinier, Eric Cohen and Ted Peto and associates Casey Harless, Meredith Bennett and Kate Serota; tax partner Adam Kool and associate Rory Minnis; debt finance partners Fred Lim and Daniel Schwimmer; antitrust partners Sally Evans and Chuck Boyars; technology & IP transactions partners Aaron Lorber and Joanna Schlingbaum; and executive compensation partner Fishel Schreiber and associate Alexandra Studwell.