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Danli Guo

Of Counsel, Corporate Department
Palo Alto
1117 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
United States

Fax: 1(650) 320-1945


Danli Guo is of counsel in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Emerging Growth Companies practices of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Palo Alto office.

Ms. Guo's practice focuses on advising both strategic clients and private equity funds in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, growth equity investments, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. She also regularly advises emerging growth companies and venture capital funds (including corporate venture funds) in venture capital financings and general corporate matters. Ms. Guo has handled matters in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology and life science sectors.

Ms. Guo received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and practiced in New York for almost a decade before moving to the West Coast.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2008

  • Sun Yat-Sen University, LLB, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Charting a Career Path in Tech Law, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, October 2019 (Panelist)

  • Fireside Chat with Pratima Gluckman, author of Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech, February 2019 (Moderator)

  • Cross-border Tech M&A in a Disrupted World, January 2019 (Coauthor)

  • Tech Law and Diversity, December 2018, Michigan Law School (Panelist)

  • Emerging Payment Systems-Legal and Commercial Considerations, October 2018 (Moderator)

  • Startup Law 101 Workshop, August 2018, organized by Google, ChIPs (Women in IP Network), and Beacon (The DC Women Founders Initiative) (Panelist)

Recent Representations

  • Represented Francisco Partners in its acquisition, alongside Evergreen Coast Capital, of LogMeIn for approximately $4.3 billion.

  • Represented Intel Corporation in multiple acquisitions and divestitures of technology companies, in sectors such as semiconductors, data centers, artificial intelligence, digital media streaming, autonomous driving, and the Internet of Things (IoT), including most recently, acquisitions of

    • Habana Labs Ltd., an artificial intelligent chip maker for $2 billion

    • Barefoot Networks, Inc., an emerging leader in Ethernet switch silicon and software for use in the data center

    • eASIC, a leading provider of structured ASICs for use in wireless and cloud environments.*

  • Represented Compass Diversified Holdings in its $200 million acquisition of Marucci Sports, LLC, the fastest growing baseball and softball brand.

  • Represented a major automobile company in its investment in a provider and manufacturer of revolutionary car batteries.*

  • Represented a global technology company in its investment in a voice AI company.*

  • Represented a networking hardware company in its acquisition of an art technology company.*

  • Represented a crypto trading desk in its formation and fundraising.*

  • Represented a family office in its investment in a social media company.*

  • Represented a sovereign wealth fund in its investment in a cybersecurity company.*

  • Represented Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its investment in convertible preferred equity securities of an affiliate of Advanced Disposal Services.*

  • Represented Univar in its US$885 million initial public offering and concurrent primary issuance to and secondary purchase by Temasek, a Singapore sovereign wealth fund.*

  • Represented Allergan (f/k/a Actavis) in its US$675 million acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Durata Therapeutics.*

  • Represented Cronos Holding Company Ltd., in its sale of Cronos Ltd., a global marine container leasing company, to Bohai Leasing Co Ltd., a PRC company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and HNA affiliate.*

  • Represented Tribune Media Company in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.*

  • Represented J.P. Morgan Securities as financial advisor to Walmart in its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com.*

  • Represented Hargray Communications in its investment by Stephens.*

  • Represented Markel Corporation in its US$3.13 billion acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings.*

  • Represented P2 Capital Partners in its US$175 million PIPE investment in UTI Worldwide.*

  • Represented TruGreen in its spin-off from ServiceMaster.*

  • Represented Sears Holding in its spin-off of Sears Hometown and Outlet stores.*

  • Represented Kelso in its acquisition of PowerTeam Services, a provider of infrastructure services to the gas and electric utility industry.*

  • Represented Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar, a global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals, in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.*

  • Represented NCI Building Systems in its acquisition of Metl-Span.*

  • Represented Diamond Castle in its sale of York Label Group to Multi-Color Corporation.*

  • Represented International Lease Finance Corporation in its acquisition of AeroTurbine from AerCap for US$228 million.*

  • Represented Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in its acquisition of Exal Group.*

  • Represented Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical in its US$428 million acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Noven via an all-cash tender offer.*

*Experience prior to joining Paul Hastings.

Practice Areas

Fintech and Payments
Emerging Growth Companies
Private Equity
Mergers and Acquisitions


Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)


California Bar
New York Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2008
Sun Yat-sen University, LL.B. 2003

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