Presidio’s $140 Acquisition of Arkphire

Kirkland & Ellis advised Presidio in the transaction. Matheson, alongside Reed Smith, advised Bregal Milestone on the sale of Arkphire to US headquartered Presidio.

Presidio, Inc., a leading North American IT solutions provider delivering solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for its customers, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Arkphire, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

The acquisition is expected to provide Presidio with a strategically significant hub and platform to drive business expansion across both Europe and Asia Pacific in particular.

Arkphire is a leading IT product procurement and IT services company, serving customers internationally across more than 90 countries.

Presidio is a leading IT services and solutions provider.

In London, the Kirkland & Ellis team for Presidio was led by transactional partner Tom Bartram (Picture) and included associates Kathryn Alexander and Bradley Osborne; tax partner Alan Walker and associate Felicity Blackburn; antitrust & competition partner Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and associate Shahrzad Sadjadi and technology & IP transactions partner Joanna Thomson and associate Rebecca Gover. In New York, the team was led by transactional partner Dvir Oren and associate Keli Huang.

The Matheson team advising Bregal Milestone was led by Brian McCloskey and included senior associate Robert Maloney Derham.

The Reed Smith team advising Bregal Milestone on the deal was led by corporate partner Philip Taylor and Sam Webster, with support from corporate partner Caspar Fox and associates Emma McGrory, James Hatchard, and Ned Purcell.

Involved fees earner: Kathryn Alexander – Kirkland & Ellis; Tom Bartram – Kirkland & Ellis; Felicity Blackburn – Kirkland & Ellis; Rebecca Gover – Kirkland & Ellis; Keli Huang – Kirkland & Ellis; Dvir Oren – Kirkland & Ellis; Bradley Osborne – Kirkland & Ellis; Shahrzad Sadjadi – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Sinclair-Thomson – Kirkland & Ellis; Joanna Thomson – Kirkland & Ellis; Alan Walker – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Maloney-Derham – Matheson; Brian McCloskey – Matheson; Sam Webster – Mayer Brown; Caspar Fox – Reed Smith; James Hatchard – Reed Smith; Emma McGrory – Reed Smith; Ned Purcell – Reed Smith; Philip Taylor – Reed Smith;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Matheson; Mayer Brown; Reed Smith;

Clients: Bregal Milestone; Presidio;