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Francisco Partners to Acquire Forcepoint from Raytheon Technologies

October 28, 2020

San Francisco – Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, represented Francisco Partners in its definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions that protects the critical data and networks of thousands of customers throughout the world, from Raytheon Technologies.

Forcepoint offers a leading portfolio of cybersecurity solutions, helping enterprises worldwide monitor and protect networks, endpoints, data, and users.

Francisco Partners is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. The acquisition further strengthens Francisco Partners’ security technology portfolio. Under new ownership, Forcepoint will accelerate product development and growth.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partners Jeffrey Wolf and Mike Kennedy, and also included partners Ziemowit SmulkowskiDan Stellenberg, Scott Flicker, Sherrese Smith, Charles Patrizia, Suzanne Horne, and Todd Schneider; of counsels Michael Wise and Jennifer Riddle; and associates Tiffany Jones, Meera Patel, April White, Mary Walser, Surur Yonce, Amy Lawrence, William McCue, Holly Flynn, Eric Distelburger, Randall Johnston, John Gasparini, John Hare, Kirsty Devine, Aashna Parekh, Stephane Henry, and Alexandre Ruiz.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.