Coupa’s $1.5 Billion Acquisition Of LLamasoft

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP advised Coupa, while Kirkland & Ellis advised LLamasoft on the deal.

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), executed the acquisition of LLamasoft, a leader in AI-powered supply chain design and planning, for a purchase price of approximately $1.5 billion.

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., LLamasoft’s technology is used by hundreds of enterprise customers, including brands such as Boeing, Danone S.A., Home Depot, and Nestle. The acquisition will strengthen Coupa’s supply chain capabilities, enabling businesses to drive greater value through Business Spend Management.

The Gunderson deal team was led by John Olson (Picture), together with Dan O’Connor and Albert Yeh on the Corporate/M&A side, and Jeff Vetter and Colin Conklin on securities matters, and included Michael Richman, Natalie Pierce, Mark Foster, Jeffrey Goldman, Lily Kim, Anna Westfelt, Laurel Fedder, Emily Lieberman, Julie Mahoney, Melissa Brekke, Taylor Dimler, William Haynes, Jessica Jeong, Michelle Lee, Samantha Bronner and David Behrend.

The Kirkland team advising LLamasoft was led by transactional partners Maggie Flores and Michael Weisser and associates Christopher Burwell, Gisella de la Rocha and Matthew Hutchinson, capital markets partners Sharon Freiman and Sophia Hudson and associate Emily Joung, tax partners Jared Rusman and William Dong, and technology & IP transactions partner Seth Traxler and associate Matt Darch.

Involved fees earner: Sharon Freiman – Cravath Swaine & Moore; David Behrend – Gunderson Dettmer; Melissa Brekke – Gunderson Dettmer; Samantha Bronner – Gunderson Dettmer; Colin Conklin – Gunderson Dettmer; Taylor Dimler – Gunderson Dettmer; Laurel Fedder – Gunderson Dettmer; Mark Foster – Gunderson Dettmer; Jeffrey Goldman – Gunderson Dettmer; William Haynes – Gunderson Dettmer; Jessica Jeong – Gunderson Dettmer; Lily Kim – Gunderson Dettmer; Michelle Lee – Gunderson Dettmer; Emily Lieberman – Gunderson Dettmer; Julie Mahoney – Gunderson Dettmer; Dan O’Connor – Gunderson Dettmer; John Olson – Gunderson Dettmer; Natalie Pierce – Gunderson Dettmer; Michael Richman – Gunderson Dettmer; Jeffrey Vetter – Gunderson Dettmer; Anna Westfelt – Gunderson Dettmer; Albert Yeh – Gunderson Dettmer; Christopher Burwell – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Darch – Kirkland & Ellis; Gisella de la Rocha – Kirkland & Ellis; William Dong – Kirkland & Ellis; Maggie Flores – Kirkland & Ellis; Sophia Hudson – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Hutchinson – Kirkland & Ellis; Emily Joung – Kirkland & Ellis; Jared Rusman – Kirkland & Ellis; Seth Traxler – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Weisser – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore; Gunderson Dettmer; Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Coupa Software Inc. ; LLamasoft;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti