Press Release

Kirkland Advises BC Partners and Vista Private Equity Portfolio Company Advanced on Sale of its Application Modernization Capabilities to IBM

Kirkland & Ellis is advising BC Partners and Vista Private Equity and their portfolio company, Advanced, on the carve-out sale of its application modernization capabilities to IBM, bringing a combination of talent, tools and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting’s mainframe application and data modernization services.

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The Kirkland team is led by corporate partners Tom Bartram and Vlad Kroll and associates Christina Beyer, Athena Chuang, Fareed Karbassyoon and Melissa Sawyer; technology & IP transactions partners Jacqueline Clover, John Lynn, Daisy Darvall and Emma Flett and associates Alex Barata and Amani Coutinho; employment & labor partner Sydney Jones and associate Mallory McKenzie; employee benefits partner Robert Zitko and associate Iris Grossman; tax partners Zak Morozov, Sam Trowbridge, Alan Walker and Heidi Yuen and associate Rikesh Gandhi; debt finance partner Douglas Tedeschi; and antitrust & competition partner Mark Gardner.