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10 July 20223 minute read

DLA Piper represents Grayshift in its strategic investment from Thoma Bravo

DLA Piper represented Grayshift, a leading digital forensics solutions provider, in its strategic investment by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm.


Grayshift focuses on mobile device digital forensics in the area of lawful access and extraction. The company works with over 1,200 law enforcement and government investigative agencies across 35 countries around the world. Its GrayKey technology allows same-day access, complete control, and comprehensive data extraction from mobile devices, to quickly resolve critical investigations and ensure public safety.


The strategic investment by Thoma Bravo – a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented, innovative companies in the software and technology sectors – will bolster Grayshift’s leadership position within the public sector software marketplace.


“Congratulations to Grayshift on this important transaction with Thoma Bravo, which will allow the company to grow in the digital forensics marketplace,” said Joseph Silver, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice who led the team that advised Grayshift. “It was a pleasure working with Grayshift and bringing together our private equity capabilities along with our extensive experience in tech to close this transaction.”


In addition to Silver (Atlanta), the deal team included partners Jeremy Corcoran (Atlanta), Jordan Bailowitz (Baltimore), and William Bartow (Philadelphia); and associates Kaitlyn Pettet and Mike Kennedy (both in Atlanta).


David Miles, CEO of Grayshift, said “We have worked with DLA Piper since our initial formation, and the DLA Piper private equity and technology team was fantastic through every stage of the transaction process. We appreciate the support that they provided us as we navigated the business and legal landscape of this transaction.”


With more than 125 US lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and their industry-leading portfolio companies, DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice has the capacity, experience and relationships to help drive value across the investment life cycle by delivering responsive, efficient and integrated solutions around the world.