Dyal Capital Partners’ Investmet in Vector Capital


Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Vector. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP served as legal counsel to Dyal.

Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses, today announced that affiliates of Dyal Capital Partners (“Dyal”), a division of Neuberger Berman, made a strategic minority investment in Vector.

Under the terms of the transaction, Dyal has acquired a passive, non-voting, minority stake in the firm. There will be no changes to Vector’s strategy, investment process or day-to-day operations.

Vector Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in spinouts, middle market, mature, later stage, growth capital, buyouts, corporate divestitures, transformational investments, and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. The firm, led by Alexander R. Slusky and James P. Murray, is based in San Francisco.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Daniel Lavon-Krein (Picture), Charles Fellers, Matthew Dickman and Robert Emerson; tax partners Lee Morlock and Aalok Virmani; corporate associates Amanda Border, April Larkin and Arianna Caldwell; and tax associate Steven Cantor.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Lavon-Krein – Kirkland & Ellis; Charles Fellers – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Dickman – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Emerson – Kirkland & Ellis; Arianna Caldwell – Kirkland & Ellis; Amanda Border – Kirkland & Ellis; Lee Morlock – Kirkland & Ellis; Aalok Virmani – Kirkland & Ellis; Steven Cantor – Kirkland & Ellis; April Larkin – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Vector Capital;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti