Press Release

Kirkland Advises TA Associates- and True Wind Capital-backed e-Emphasys Technologies on Acquisition of CDK Global Heavy Equipment

Kirkland & Ellis advised TA Associates, True Wind Capital and their portfolio company, e-Emphasys Technologies, Inc., a global enterprise software provider for the heavy equipment and industrial machinery industry, on e-Emphasys’ carveout acquisition of CDK Global Heavy Equipment, the heavy equipment business of Brookfield-backed CDK Global. The combined business, which will continue to operate as e-Emphasys Technologies, will drive the market forward with innovative, industry-focused software suites to address the end-to-end business optimization needs of equipment dealers and rental companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Jared Maher and Sean Kramer and associates Michael Cline, Roni Zveiris, Tiffany Kwok, Jessica Jaw and Spencer Velarde; debt finance partners Brian Ford and Kathryn Leonard; technology and IP transactions partners John Lynn and Vlad Khodosh; tax partner Devin Heckman; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday; employee benefits partner Chris Chase; employment & labor partner Sydney Jones; and antitrust & competition partners Andrea Murino and Sion Davies and associate Jack Coles.