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Dana C. F. Kromm

Partner, Corporate Department

Overview

Dana Kromm is the Chair of the San Francisco Corporate Department and is a partner in the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practices at Paul Hastings.

Ms. Kromm has over 20 years of experience representing private equity funds and corporate clients in public and private merger, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, complex carve-out acquisitions, minority investments, and corporate partnering transactions. Her experience includes representing clients in transactions with significant cross-border elements.  Her experience has spanned industries, but she has a particular emphasis on the technology, life sciences and fintech sectors.  According to Chambers Global, one source said "She does a terrific job. She's very calm, balanced and helps us figure out what to fight for. She provides great advice."

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 USA, Private Equity Buyouts (2021-2022)
  • Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (2021-2022)
  • Law360, Private Equity MVP (2019)
  • Named one of California’s "Top Women Lawyers," The Daily Journal (2012)

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, King Hall, J.D., 2001
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. Psychology, 1996

Representations

  • Francisco Partners in numerous transactions, including:
    • The acquisition of:
      • FrontRange
      • RedPrairie
      • The Wire Harness Business of Viasystems Group
      • Ex Libris
      • Endeavor Information Systems
      • Healthland
      • AdvancedMD Software
      • API Healthcare
      • T-System
      • Quantros
      • Avangate
      • Nextech
      • Vendavo
      • Prometheus
      • MyFitnessPal
      • Keyloop
      • Veson Nautical
    • Various portfolio company add-ons, including:
      • MDIntelliSYS
      • PracticeOne
      • Clinical Coding Solutions
      • SupraMed
      • Pipeline Group
      • Sage Technology
      • 2Checkout
      • Practice Management Associates
      • Marina Medical
      • Concerro
      • Navetti
      • Solufy
      • Rapid RTC
      • enquiryMAX
      • Q88
    • The disposition of:
      • RedPrairie
      • Ex Libris
      • AdvancedMD Software
      • Healthland
      • API Healthcare
      • Quantros
      • T-System
      • Nextech
      • 2Checkout
      • Click Software
      • Prometheus
      • Vendavo
  • Vector Capital in numerous transactions, including:
    • The acquisition of:
      • Register.com
      • Aladdin Knowledge Systems
      • Teletrac
      • RAE Systems
      • Allegro Software
      • Cheetah Digital
      • Saba Software
      • Aspect Software
      • Host Analytics 
      • MarkLogic
    • Various portfolio company add-ons, including:
      • JustCommodity Software
      • Lumesse
      • Financial Engineering Associates
      • Stellar Loyalty
      • Lumesse
      • PlayNetwork
      • Panda Security
      • SmartLogic
    • Various minority investments, including in Cornerstone OnDemand
    • The disposition of: 
      • The Government Solutions Business of its portfolio company SafeNet
      • RAE Systems
      • Teletrac
      • Allegro Software
      • Saba Software
      • The merger of its portfolio company Aspect Software with Noble Systems, and the simultaneous disposition of control of the combined company
      • The merger of its portfolio company Cheetah Digital with Campaign Monitor, and the simultaneous disposition of control of the combined company
  • STG Partners in numerous transactions, including:
    • The acquisition of:
      • Aldata
      • Teleca
      • IBS
      • Fusion Geo
      • Prism Seismic
      • ImpactRx
      • Source Health Analytics
      • Evidera
      • Archimedes
      • MDdatacor
      • SPH Analytics
      • Winshuttle
      • Redseal 
      • EPS
    • Various portfolio company add-ons, including:
      • Archimedes
      • Seismic Innovations
      • Enterworks
      • SA Ignite 
      • DSS Research
    • The disposition of:
      • Symphony Teleca
      • SPH Analytics
      • Evidera 
      • Winshuttle
  • CITIC Capital in numerous transactions, including:
    • The acquisition of:
      • DDS Lab
      • Erno Laszlo 
      • ScentAir
    • The disposition of DDS Lab
  • Sumeru Equity Partners in its acquisition of Criteria Corp
  • AvidXchange in its acquisition of FastPay
  • TrendMicro in its acquisition of HP’s Tipping Point business and Cloud Conformity
  • Planned Parenthood Northern California in pro bono matters

Engagement & Publications

  • Author of an article on leadership as part of IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Private Equity
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Technology
Life Sciences and Healthcare

Languages

English

Admissions

California Bar

Education

University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D. 2001
UC Santa Cruz, B.A. 1996

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