Kirkland & Ellis counseled private equity funds Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners on their agreement to acquire Energy Exemplar, a leading global provider of energy market simulation software. With the backing of Blackstone and Vista, Energy Exemplar gains new resources to help accelerate growth and drive platform innovation in support of grid reliability and the energy transition. Energy market participants worldwide rely on Energy Exemplar’s platform to optimize decision-making across both new asset development and existing operations. Utilities, power producers, grid system operators, and others in the energy transition ecosystem use the software to forecast market operations, drive long-term investments, and optimize ongoing operations across their assets and systems.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Allan Kirk, Vlad Kroll and Randy Santa Ana, with assistance from corporate partners Rhett Van Syoc and Ari Levi; tax partners David Wheat and Joe Tobias; and antitrust & competition partners Mark Gardner, Jeff Ayer, Matthew Wheatley, Alasdair Balfour, Scott Scheele and Marin Boney.