Trying to be 'innovative' creates many issues–from labor laws and export taxes to complex strategic financings. Christina's unmatched integrity, experience, and dedication makes her an invaluable expert and trusted counsel for Verdigris.
—Mark Chung, CEO of Verdigris Technologies Inc.

Christina Pearson represents companies in every stage of their life cycle, from start-up to maturity, and counsels her clients through liquidity transactions such as venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings.

Christina works extensively with private companies, providing guidance on incorporation, corporate governance, capital raising, securities laws and transactional matters. She also assists public companies in their public and other equity offerings, corporate governance and periodic reporting matters. She also regularly counsels a wide range of public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events and has been recognized for her role in mergers and acquisitions by Global M&A Network and M&A Advisor.

Representative Experience

  • Represented SYNNEX Corporation in its acquisition of Convergys Corporation for $2.4 billion, its acquisition of The Minacs Group Pte for $420 million, and in its purchase of Westcon-Comstor’s Latin America and North America operations from Datatec Ltd. for $800 million, which was awarded M&A Atlas’ 2018 Deal of the Year.
  • Represented Inphi Corporation in its acquisition of eSilicon Corporation for $216 million, its acquisition of ClariPhy Communications Inc. for $275 million, and in the sale of its memory business to Rambus Inc. for $90 million.
  • Represented InvenSense, Inc. in its $1.3 billion sale to Tokyo-based TDK Corporation, which was awarded 2018 Cross-border deal of the year by M&A Advisor.

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  • Representative Mergers & Acquisitions Experience
    • Represented YuMe, Inc. in its sale to RhythmOne plc for $185 million, which was awarded M&A Atlas’ 2019 Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Mid-Market) and M&A Advisor’s Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100M-$250M).
    • Represented CafePress in its acquisition by Snapfish LLC.
    • Represented Salarius Pharmaceuticals LLC in its merger agreement with Flex Pharma Inc.
  • Representative Emerging Growth Clients
    • Aerion Corporation
    • BlueStack Systems
    • Cavendish Kinetics
    • Curtana Pharmacueticals
    • Dyndrite, Inc.
    • Unite Genomics
    • Verdigris Technologies
  • Representative Securities Offerings
    •  Represented Pixelworks, Inc. in its $15.4 million shelf offering of common stock.
    •  Represented Veracyte, Inc. in its $65 million initial public offering.
    •  Represented the underwriters in the $187.5 million initial public offering of A10 Networks, Inc.
    •  Represented CafePress Inc. in its $85.5 million initial public offering.
    •  Represented Meru Networks, Inc. in its $65.8 million initial public offering.
    •  Represented Financial Engines, Inc. in its $127.2 million initial public offering.

Professional Highlights

  • Recognized by M&A Advisor as a 2019 Emerging Leader

  • Co-Founder WISE-Silicon Valley (Women In-House Support Equality)

  • Former co-chair of the Corporations Committee for the State Bar of California

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  • Speaker: Updates to the Securities Laws, Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, 2014 and 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S., M&A Middle-Market (2019)
  • Top 50 America's Rising Star Dealmaker (2018 & 2019)

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

    M.A., History, University of Virginia

    B.B.A., Business, The College of William and Mary

Admissions

  • California

Languages

  • Spanish