Kape Technologies plc’s US$936 Million Acquisition Of ExpressVPN

In UK Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, advised on the matter.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised Kape Technologies with a team including Andrew Hockley (Competition Law), Nicholas Myatt (Picture – Corporate M&A), Carol Osborne (Corporate M&A), Richard Werner (Corporate M&A), Derek Hrydziuszko (Finance).

Kape Technologies plc agreed to acquire premium consumer VPN business ExpressVPN for US$936 million.

Kape is an AIM-traded digital privacy and security software business whose strategy is to become the world’s leading provider of consumer-focused digital privacy and security solutions. ExpressVPN is one of the most recognised brands in the digital privacy space and the acquisition will create a premium digital privacy and security player best positioned to capitalise on the growth in the digital privacy market. It is anticipated that completion of the acquisition will occur in Q4 2021 if relevant merger control, shareholder and third party consents are received.

The BCLP team was led by Corporate Partner Nick Myatt (Picture) and Global Practice Group Leader for Technology, Commercial and Government Affairs, Carol Osborne, supported by Corporate Partner Richard Werner, Banking Partner Derek Hrydziuszko and Competition Partners Andrew Hockley and Becky Nelson, together with a large number of other specialists from around the Firm.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Hockley – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Derek Hrydziuszko – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Nicholas Myatt – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Rebecca Nelson – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Carol Osborne – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Richard Werner – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner;

Law Firms: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner;

Clients: Kape Technologies ;

Author: Giulia Di Palma