Francisco Partners’ DKK 3.7 Billion Acquisition Of EG From Axcel

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Francisco Partners in its acquisition of EG from Axcel for DKK3.7 billion (€495.65 million).

EG is a leading Scandinavian software company with a suite of proprietary software solutions for the private and public sector, serving more than 9,500 customers.

Founded in 1994 by a group of Denmark’s largest financial and industrial institutions, Axcel is a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies and has a broad base of both Danish and international investors.

Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses.

The Kirkland team was led by London transactional partner Aprajita Dhundia (Picture) with transactional partner David Higgins and associates Nick-Raj Birdi and Joseph O’Brien; and included tax partner Jan Hobbs and associate James Chandler; and technology & IP transactions partner Jenny Wilson and associates Ashley Eisenberg and Sarah Villani.

Involved fees earner: Nick-Raj Birdi – Kirkland & Ellis; James Chandler – Kirkland & Ellis; Aprajita Dhundia – Kirkland & Ellis; Ashley Eisenberg – Kirkland & Ellis; David Higgins – Kirkland & Ellis; Jan Hobbs – Kirkland & Ellis; Joseph O’Brien – Kirkland & Ellis; Sarah Villani – Kirkland & Ellis; Jennifer Wilson – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Francisco Partners;

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