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Private Company M&A and Serial Acquisition Programs - Representative Clients

  • Esterline Technologies Corporation
  • Agrial
  • Itron
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Microsoft
  • Strategic Hotels & Resorts
  • Trimble
  • Zillow

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Private Equity M&A - Representative Clients

  • Alpine Investors
  • Bertram Capital
  • Blue Point Capital Partners
  • Brentwood Associates
  • Endeavour Capital
  • Enhanced Equity Funds
  • Essex Woodlands
  • Excellere Partners
  • Hawthorn Equity Partners
  • High Street Capital
  • Huron Capital Partners
  • Lariat Partners
  • Main Post Partners
  • Peterson Partners
  • Prospect Partners
  • RUBICON Technology Partners
  • SPO Partners
  • Telegraph Hill Partners
  • Wynnchurch Capital

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Public Company M&A

  • Represented InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) in completion of its merger transaction with Cooltech Holdings Corp.
  • Represented Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH), a real estate investment trust with approximately 1.4 million acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi, in its all-stock definitive merger agreement with Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) to create a leading domestic timberland owner and top-tier lumber manufacturer.
  • Represented Donuts Inc., a leading domain name registry for new top-level Internet domain extensions, in its $213 million acquisition of Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: NAME), also a leading provider of domain name services.
  • Represented Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. in its $1.1 billion acquisition by Centerra Gold Inc.
  • Represented Outerwall Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition by fund affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC
  • Represented Rentrak Corporation in its acquisition by comScore, Inc.
  • Represented Cascade Microtech, Inc. in its acquisition by FormFactor, Inc.
  • Represented Penford Corporation in its merger with Ingredion Incorporated
  • Represented TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. in its merger-of-equals with RF Micro Devices, Inc. to create a new NASDAQ-listed parent company, Qorvo, Inc.
  • Represented Zillow, Inc. in its acquisition of Trulia, Inc.  through a "double dummy" merger structure whereby a newly formed holding company, Zillow Group, Inc., became the parent of both Zillow and Trulia
  • Represented Planar Systems, Inc. in its acquisition by Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.
  • Represented the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle in its merger with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (first merger of SEC-reporting Federal Home Loan Banks)
  • Represented Emeritus Corporation  in its acquisition via merger by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
  • Represented M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. in connection with its acquisition, via tender offer, of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.

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Carve-Out Transactions

  • Represented Weyerhaeuser NR Company in the sale of its liquid packaging business to Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Weyerhaeuser Company in its divestiture of its North Pacific Paper Company business
  • Represented Wirecard AG, a leading global payment company headquartered in Germany, as U.S. Counsel, in its definitive agreement to acquire Citi Prepaid Card Services, a subsidiary of Citigroup, Inc.
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in the sale of its Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in the sale of its interest in msnbc.com to NBCUniversal Media, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in its sale of Atlas Advertiser Suite to Facebook, Inc.
  • Represented Outerwall, Inc. in the sale of its money transfer business to Sigue Corporation
  • Represented Outerwall, Inc. in the sale of its e-payment services business to InComm Holdings
  • Represented M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its Automotive Solutions business to Autoliv Inc.
  • Represented Trimble Navigation Limited in the sale of its Omega public safety business
  • Represented Rhapsody in its acquisition of Napster from Best Buy
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in its divestiture of Razorfish online advertising business to acquirer Publicis Groupe SA
  • Represented Digimarc Corporation in the sale of its ID Systems business to L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. and concurrent spinoff of its digital watermarking business to its public shareholders

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Venture Capital Backed and Emerging Technology Company M&A

  • Represented Spatialand Inc., a software platform that helps create virtual reality experiences, in its acquisition by Walmart
  • Represented Applifier Oy in its sale to Unity Technologies
  • Represented Big Fish Games, Inc. in its acquisition by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Represented Magic Leap, Inc. in its acquisition of Augmented Vision
  • Represented Z2Live in its acquisition by King Digital Entertainment PLC
  • Represented TenXer in its acquisition by Twitter, Inc.
  • Represented Remotium, Inc. in its sale to Avast Software
  • Represented Hero Digital LLC in its sale to an affiliate of CI Capital Partners
  • Represented PitchBook Data, Inc. in its acquisition by Morningstar, Inc.
  • Represented TalentWise, Inc. in its merger with Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
  • Represented VendScreen, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to USA Technologies, Inc.

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Family Owned and Founder-Owned Exits

  • Represented the controlling members of LiveWatch Security, LLC in the sale of 100% of its outstanding equity interests to Monitronics International, a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group
  • Represented Springbrook Software, a second generation family business providing payment software to local governments, in its sale to Accela, Inc. for cash and stock
  • Represented Stumptown Incorporated founder in sale of a majority interest in Stumptown Coffee to TSG Consumer Partners
  • Represented Span Alaska Transportation, Inc., a second generation family owned business, in the sale of a majority of equity to a private equity buyer
  • Represented Bayliner and its founder in a sale of the company to Brunswick Corporation
  • Represented elementary school publishing company, The Wright Group, and its husband and wife founders in sale to The Tribune Company
  • Represented Seattle's Best Coffee and its founder in a sale of the company to an investor group
  • Represented Madison Park Music, Inc., a closely held music company, in its acquisition of various music catalogs and related rights from Virgin/EMI Records
  • Represented Bonaventure Senior Living, a closing held senior living company, in the sale of various senior living facilities to multiple buyers
  • Represented Platt Electric Supply, Inc. in its sale to Rexel Holdings USA Corp. 

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Cross-Border and International Transactions

  • Represented Japanese consumer electronics company with respect to acquisitions and divestitures of hard disk drive, optical components and other businesses
  • Represented Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, in its agreement to sell its liquid packaging board business to Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., a Japanese paper manufacturing company
  • Represented Ritchie Bros. in its acquisition of AssetNation, Inc.
  • Represented Suffirm Media Ltd. in the acquisition of assets of Carolean Capital Partners, LLC
  • Represented MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (MDA Corporation) in its acquisition of Loral Space & Communications Inc.
  • Represented Seaspan Corporation in its acquisition of Seaspan Management Services Limited
  • Represented Navigon AG, a navigation software provider, in connection with the purchase of the navigation software business and related IP assets and development personnel of NAVTEQ, Inc.
  • Represented Planar Systems, Inc. in its sale to Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.
  • Represented austriamicrosystems in its cross-border acquisition of Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc.
  • Represented Stateless Systems in its sale of RetailMeNot.com to a sponsor’s strategic buyer