Press Release

Kirkland Advises Accel-KKR on Agreement to Acquire Accertify from American Express

Kirkland & Ellis counseled Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, on its agreement with American Express (NYSE: AXP) to acquire Accertify, a wholly owned subsidiary. Accertify is a leading provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management, account protection and payment gateway solutions. The investment will enable Accertify to accelerate its growth and product innovation in the global fraud prevention market as an independent entity. Terms are not disclosed.

Read Accel-KKR’s press release

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Shelly Hirschtritt and John Mason Wilkes and associates Alex Romano, Olivia Castor and Lauren Fiotakis; tax partners Rachel Cantor and Steven Cantor; and technology & IP transactions partner Matt Darch and associate Michael James.