An Elite Tech M&A Practice

The speed at which technology is evolving impacts virtually every industry. In today’s fast-paced, data-driven world it’s not enough to react to change, you must stay ahead of it, uncovering new and innovative ways to succeed. Our technology clients are some of the most innovative in the industry, driving change and disrupting the market. And innovative companies demand innovative advisors.

Our premier tech M&A team provides an unparalleled-service offerings to market-leading tech companies, private equity firms, and boards of directors, and boasts an extensive deal sheet of buy-side and sell-side representations of some of the most significant deals in the sector.

The capability and resources to expertly advise on and manage global deals has increasingly become paramount for technology clients. Our deep bench of Tech M&A lawyers regularly execute cross-border transactions for global tech clients working intensely and seamlessly across the Firm’s 21 offices. Our clients come to us for a “one-stop-shop” solution, as we not only have a corporate M&A practice in each major technology hub, but also provide global coverage through our international platform in key specialist areas in any given tech M&A transaction―such as IP, tax, regulatory, privacy, and labor and employment.

Our Extensive Industry Experience

As a market-leader in tech M&A, Paul Hastings has advised tech clients worldwide on some of the most significant and innovative
deals in the sector.

 

Advised Ericsson in its $1.1 billion acquisition of CradlePoint, Inc., the U.S.-based market leader in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions

 

Advised Francisco Partners in its $4.3 billion acquisition, alongside Evergreen Coast Capital, of LogMeIn, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity

 

Advised Intel Corporation in its $2 billion acquisition of Habana Labs Ltd., an Israel-based developer of programmable deep-learning accelerators for the data center

 

Advised Saba Software in its $1.4 billion sale to Cornerstone OnDemand, the industry leader in enterprise learning management systems

 

Advised Samsung Electronics in its $8 billion acquisition of Harman International, a U.S.-based and a leading global audio electronics and technologies company, and which represents the largest Korean outbound M&A transaction on record

 

Advised Symphony Technology Group in its $4 billion acquisition of McAfee Corp.’s Enterprise business

 

Advised WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of network security and intelligence, on its acquisition of Panda Security, a leading global provider in advanced endpoint protection

 

Advised 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, in its $800 million acquisition of edX, Inc., a global online course provider created by Harvard and MIT

What the Market is Saying

Our premier tech M&A platform operates at the forefront of the market. As repeat players at the negotiation table, our team is deeply
familiar with, and is renowned for successfully guiding major tech clients through the intricacies of acquisitions and divestitures.

 

"They are really good for
technology transactions.
They are responsive, user-
friendly, and have know-how."

Chambers USA, 2021

 

24 M&A Partners ranked as
Leading Lawyers

Chambers USA, 2021

 

Expertise in Technology:
Data Protection and Privacy

Legal 500 US, 2021

Key Specialist Support

Our tech-savvy corporate lawyers draw on a world-class team of specialists to bring a diverse offering of creative and commercial
legal solutions to our clients.

Contacts

BILL CHOE

Partner, Corporate Department

billchoe@paulhastings.com

1(650) 320-1835

STEVE CAMAHORT

Partner, Corporate Department

stevecamahort@paulhastings.com

1(415) 856 7261

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