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 associate Brandee Fernandez, 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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