Representative Experience

  • Represented JUUL Labs in the $12.8 billion investment by Altria at a $38.5 billion post-money valuation.
  • Represented longtime client Inphi Corporation on its sale to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in a cash and stock transaction with an implied valuation of approximately $10 billion.
  • Represented Nikola Corporation in its $3.3 billion merger with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., the listing of Nikola’s common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select market, as well as its $525 million PIPE financing as part of its merger with a SPAC.

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  • Represented NTT Data Corp. in its acquisition of Dell Inc.’s IT services division (infrastructure services, cloud services, application services, and business process outsourcing) for $3 billion.
  • Represented Spanish-language media company Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. in negotiating Univision’s post-closing corporate structure and governance as Televisa retains its 36 percent ownership stake in Univision Communications.
  • Represented Netskope, the leading security cloud, in closing a new $340 million investment led by new investor Sequoia Capital Global Equities.
  • Represented lead investor Premji Invest in a $126 million investment in Boston’s Iora Health, an innovative primary care provider network with a mission to restore humanity to health care.
  • Represented Smartronix in its recapitalization and restructuring.
  • Represented Invitae Corp. in its $50 million acquisition of Clear Genetics Inc.
  • Represented Inphi Corp. in its $216 million acquisition of eSilicon Corp.
  • Represented SmartDrive Systems, Inc., in a $90 million financing with TPG Six Street Partners.
  • Represented software-defined storage innovator Hedvig in its acquisition by Commvault for $225 million.
  • Represent Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. as finance, securities and FCC regulatory counsel in connection with the completion of Sinclair’s acquisition of a regional sports network business from The Walt Disney Company.
  • Represented Genomic Health, Inc. in connection with its $2.8 billion combination with Exact Sciences Corporation.
  • Represented Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. in connection with the Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $3,050,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.375 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2026 and $1,825,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.625 percent Senior Notes due 2027 by Sinclair’s subsidiaries, Diamond Sports Group, LLC and Diamond Sports Finance Company, as part of the financing for the $9.6 billion pending acquisition of a regional sports networks business from The Walt Disney Company.
  • Represented Invitae Corp. in its acquisition of Jungla Inc. for approximately $50 million.
  • Represented Vectrus Inc. in its $44 million acquisition of Advantor Systems Corporation from McCarthy Capital.
  • Represented semiconductor parts supplier Emcore Corp. in its acquisition of Systron Donner Inertial Inc. for $25.8 million.
  • Represented eSUB Construction Software in the completion of a $12 million Series B funding round.
  • Represented Accellion Inc. in Bregal Sagemount’s $120 million investment in Accellion.
  • Pillsbury has an excellent track record guiding companies from formation to exit strategy or IPO, including Atheros, WebEx and Nicira. Among companies that have acquired our clients in recent years are Google, VMWare, EMC Corporation, Cisco, Qualcomm, Facebook and Citrix.
  • Pillsbury has represented AT&T from the installation of the first telephone wires on city streets to its look into the future of communications and technology including its acquisition of Quickplay Media and its Otter Media joint venture with The Chernin Group, which will expand AT&T’s offerings in the streaming services market.

Practice Area Highlights

  • Ranked as a top law firm in venture capital for 2020 according to PitchBook’s 2020 Annual Global League Tables. The firm earned multiple Top-10 and Top-20 recognitions and was notably ranked #14 among the most active law firms in venture capital deals both nationally and worldwide.
  • Identified as a leading practice in the 2020 Chambers USA, The Legal 500: US and Best Lawyers in America guides, Pillsbury’s Emerging Growth & Venture Capital team counsels high-growth enterprises and venture capital investors domestically and abroad.
  • Recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in middle-market M&A by The Legal 500:US in 2020, our deal teams help technology startups and established companies.

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  • The firm is regularly recognized as one of the UK’s leading Media & Entertainment practices by both Chambers and The Legal 500.
  • Pillsbury is regarded as a “Go-To Firm” for Securities according to Corporate Counsel’s survey of in-house counsel at Fortune 500 firms.
  • Advised on 1,000+ public equity and debt securities offerings with an aggregate value exceeding $350 billion and $10 billion in venture financings since 2000 for technology and life sciences companies.