Silversmith Capital Partners’ $68 Million Investment in Unily

Kirkland & Ellis Silversmith Capital Partners on its investment alongside Farview Equity Partners in Unily, the leading digital workplace platform, for $68 million. Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners on their investment in Unily. Norton Rose advised Unily on the transaction.

Silversmith Capital Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth equity, early venture, late stage venture, and lower middle market investments in the Fintech sector.

Unity Technologies, Inc. owns and operates a real-time 3D development platform to create games and interactive 2D, 3D, VR, and AR experiences.

GCA Altium was the appointed Advisor and Norton Rose provided legal representation to Unily. Charles Russell Speechlys served as legal counsel to Silversmith and Farview.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Christian Atwood (Picture) and associates Payson Lyman and Nils Remole; and tax partner Lee Morlock and associate Alison Skaife.

The Charles Russell Speechlys team, led by Corporate Partner and Head of Private Equity, Malcolm MacDougall, also comprised Corporate Associates Rajiv Kakkad and Kunal Shah, Commercial/IP Senior Associate, Caroline Young, Employment Senior Associate, Emilie Bennetts and Tax Associate, Andrew Priestley.

The Norton Rose Fulbright team advising Unily was led by London-based partners Sophie O’Connor and Clementine Hogarth, with assistance from associates Sam Morrey, Thomas Widdows and Hannah Culshaw. Additionally, London partners Matthew Findley and Michael Alliston advised on employee incentive arrangements and tax issues, respectively.

Involved fees earner: Emilie Bennetts – Charles Russell Speechlys; Rajiv Kakkad – Charles Russell Speechlys; Malcolm MacDougall – Charles Russell Speechlys; Andrew Priestley – Charles Russell Speechlys; Kunal Shah – Charles Russell Speechlys; Caroline Young – Charles Russell Speechlys; Christian Atwood – Kirkland & Ellis; Payson Lyman – Kirkland & Ellis; Lee Morlock – Kirkland & Ellis; Nils Remole – Kirkland & Ellis; Alison Skaife – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Alliston – Norton Rose Fulbright; Hannah Culshaw – Norton Rose Fulbright; Matthew Findley – Norton Rose Fulbright; Clementine Hogarth – Norton Rose Fulbright; Sam Morrey – Norton Rose Fulbright; Sophie O’Connor – Norton Rose Fulbright; Thomas Widdows – Norton Rose Fulbright;

Law Firms: Charles Russell Speechlys; Kirkland & Ellis; Norton Rose Fulbright;

Clients: Farview Equity Partners; Silversmith Capital Partners; Unily;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti