DLA Piper represented Twin Point Capital in its purchase of a controlling interest in Frontpoint, a leading provider of premium do-it-yourself home security and smart home technology in the United States.
Founded in 2007 by Chris Villar, Aaron Shumaker and Peter Rogers, Frontpoint is a leading provider of premium home security, life safety and smart home automation products and services to hundreds of thousand customers across the United States. Frontpoint’s advanced technology platform offers families superior protection and control through fully integrated software on Frontpoint’s proprietary app. The company’s superior customer service has also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau, which rated the company “A+” for reliability and customer satisfaction.
“We’re proud to have brought our market-leading M&A and private equity capabilities to execute this investment for Twin Point, enabling it to support Frontpoint’s next stage of growth,” said Marc Samuel, who led the DLA Piper deal team, along with Peter Alfano and Melissa Sampson.
DLA Piper has been rated number one in global M&A volume for nine consecutive years, according to Mergermarket. The firm’s Private Equity practice includes more than 100 US lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and the industry-leading companies they invest in. In 2019, Pitchbook recognized DLA Piper as the second most active private equity law firm globally, further solidifying the strength of the firm’s team and its depth of experience executing private equity transactions.