Press Release

Kirkland Advises Charlesbank Capital Partners on Acquisition of Munich-based Maltego

Kirkland & Ellis advised Charlesbank Capital Partners on its acquisition of Maltego Technologies GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. Charlesbank has acquired the company through its Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Fund from Maxburg Beteiligungen III GmbH & Co. KG, a German investment company advised by Maxburg Capital Partners.

Maltego’s software is used for data visualization and link analysis by companies worldwide, including half of the DOW 30. Founded in 2008, Maltego Technologies GmbH has grown to over 100 employees.

Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings and also engages in opportunistic credit and technology investments.

The Kirkland team advising Charlesbank was led by corporate partner Hendrik Braun and included corporate partners Dave Gusella, Michael Movsovich and Larissa Cespedes-Yaffar, as well as corporate associates Thomas Hornberger and Julia Jung.