Press Release

Kirkland Advises Apax Digital Funds on Strategic Investment in IANS Research

Kirkland & Ellis advised Apax Digital Funds on a new strategic investment in IANS Research, the leading provider of independent research and advisory services for the information security industry. The investment from Apax Digital Funds will enable IANS to accelerate product development, expand its value proposition and scale its go-to-market efforts.


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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Adam Clifford and associates Julianna Debler Nester, Guy Green and Janae Yip; debt finance partner Andrew Idrizovic and associate Jacob Klapholz; tax partners Joseph Tootle and Sara Zablotney and associate Callum Burnett; executive compensation partners Rob Fowler and Lauren Cates and associate Grace Zagorskis; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi and associate Nathaniel Linger; employment & labor partner Madeline Klebanov and associates Anusheh Khoshsima and Fatima Elmansy; technology & IP transactions partners Matthew Lovell and Noah Shier and associates Rob Patrignani and Sofiya Bavlovych; real estate partner Jennifer Sheehan and associate Sara Safa; environmental transactions partner Jonathan Kidwell and associates Alyssa Huang and Thomas Boynton; antitrust partners Kelsey Laugel, Jim Mutchnik and Albert Kim; international risk & investigations partner Ivan Schlager and associate Brad Dumbacher; government contracts partner Robert Ryland; and transactional liability partner Jessica Sicsu.