Bain Capital Tech Opportunities’ $200 Million Investment in When I Work

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, while Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe advised When I Work in the transaction.

When I Work, a leading SaaS employee scheduling, time-tracking and team messaging platform, today announced it has secured a $200 million growth investment from Bain Capital Tech Opportunities.

This strategic funding will enable When I Work to rapidly expand its suite of employee-first software solutions to empower the modern workforce, pursue opportunistic acquisitions and enhance its category-defining position. Bain Capital Tech Opportunities joins existing investor Arthur Ventures, which is reinvesting in the company, to support product enhancements and customer growth.

Founded in Minneapolis and now operating as a remote-first company, When I Work is a leading provider of shift-based workforce management software that delivers a powerful, employee-first experience to streamline scheduling, enhance internal communication and more efficiently track time.

Bain Capital Tech Opportunities aims to help growing technology companies reach their full potential. The company focuses on companies in large, growing end markets with innovative or disruptive technology where it believes it can support transformational growth.

The Orrick team advising When I Work was led by Karen Dempsey (Picture) and Mark Seneca and included Steve Malvey, Keith Tidwell, Derek Bhavsar and Fallon Griffin.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Matthew O’Brien and Chris Elder, and corporate associates Neil Vohra, Brandi Miller, Elizabeth Garai and Emily Hartney, tax partners Mike Carew and Christine Lehman, and debt finance partners Michelle Kilkenney and Carolyn Aiken and associate Alex Straka.

Involved fees earner: Carolyn Aiken – Kirkland & Ellis; Mike Carew – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Elder – Kirkland & Ellis; Elizabeth Garai – Kirkland & Ellis; Emily Hartney – Kirkland & Ellis; Michelle Kilkenney – Kirkland & Ellis; Christine Lehman – Kirkland & Ellis; Brandi Miller – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew O’Brien – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexander Straka – Kirkland & Ellis; Neil Vohra – Kirkland & Ellis; Derek Bhavsar – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Karen Dempsey – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Fallon Griffin – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Steve Malvey – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Mark Seneca – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Keith Tidwell – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Clients: Bain Capital Tech Opportunities; When I Work;