Press Release

Kirkland Advises Vista on Sale of Apptio to IBM for $4.6 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis represented Vista Equity Partners in its definitive agreement to sell Apptio Inc., a leader in financial and operational IT management and optimization (FinOps) software, to IBM (NYSE: IBM) for $4.6 billion. Apptio is an established, growing and profitable technology business management and FinOps leader, with over 1,500 clients, serving more than half of the Fortune 100.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Stuart Casillas, Brittany Sakowitz and Christian Atwood; tax partners David Kung and Heidi Yuen; debt finance partner Doug Tedeschi; technology & IP transactions partners John Lynn and Daisy Darvall; and executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday.