On July 9, 2020, Appfire Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of apps for software development teams, announced it has continued to expand its product portfolio with the strategic acquisition of Platinum Marketplace Partner beecom Products AG, the Swiss makers of the JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows, which is among the most widely used apps in the Atlassian ecosystem with over 18,000 active installations. This is Appfire's second major acquisition following the recent private equity funding from Silversmith Capital Partners.
The Homburger team was led by partner Andreas Müller (Corporate | M&A and Technology and Digital Economy) and included lead associate Anna Peter, junior associate Severin Egloff and paralegal Carolina Rodriguez (all Corporate | M&A), partner Luca Dal Molin and associate Kirsten Schmidt (both IP | IT and Technology and Digital Economy) as well as partner Stefan Oesterhelt, counsel Peter Müller and associate Marc Vogelsang (all Tax). Homburger continues to advise beecom Products AG in connection with the post-closing integration. Kirkland & Ellis acted as US counsel to Silversmith Capital Partners.