Cooley Represents Websense in its $1 Billion Acquisition by Vista Equity

Barbara Borden, Cooley LLP

San Diego, Calif. – May 22, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that it represented Websense, Inc. in its approximately $1 billion acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. Websense is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, and Vista is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses.

The deal is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of 2013. Under the terms of the agreement Websense will become a privately held company. Its senior management is expected to continue working with the San Diego-based company.
 
The Cooley corporate team representing Websense was led by Mergers & Acquisitions practice head, Barbara Borden and included partner Al Browne and associates Asa Henin, Kevin Henderson, Holly Attiq, Nathan Figler and Michael Nieto. Partners Thomas Welk (Compensation and Benefits); Francis Fryscak (Antitrust & Trade Regulation); and Michael Tollini (Credit Finance) also provided support on the transaction.

View the Websense press release here.

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Related Contacts
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Thomas Welk Senior Counsel, San Diego
Alfred Browne Partner, Boston
Michael Tollini Partner, Washington, DC
Asa Henin Associate, San Diego