Francisco Partners Announces Sale of Quest Software

November 30, 2021

San Francisco – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, in the sale of its portfolio company Quest Software to Clearlake Capital Group.

As a global cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations management software provider, Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, pending customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. 

M&A Partners Mike Kennedy and Jeffrey Wolf led the Paul Hastings team, which included partners Jim Smulkowski, Dan Stellenberg; of counsels Michael Wise and Jeffrey Ii, and associates Tiffany Jones, Nicole Horita, Randall Johnston, Kami LaBerge, William McCue, and Mary Walser.

Additional advice was provided by partners Sherrese Smith, Scott Flicker, Todd Schneider, Lindsay Sparks; of counsel Jennifer Riddle; and associates Laura Yip, April White, Mary Rogers, John Gasparini, Ryan Poitras, and Samuel Pickett

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