Kris S. Withrow

Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7122



Kris Withrow has completed over 275 domestic and cross-border mergers, and has been included as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40, as well as the Global M&A Networks list of Top 50 Dealmakers in North America.

Kris frequently counsels a wide range of public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events (including companies in the software, gaming, Internet, social networking and life sciences sectors), as well as day-to-day counseling of public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and strategic matters. Kris strives to provide clients with an effective, pragmatic and efficient approach to legal, business and transaction-based needs.

Representative Sell Side Domestic Transactions:

  • acquisition by Walmart
  • and acquisitions by
  • LearnVest acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
  • Tuft & Needle acquisition By Serta Simmons (Advent)
  • Lytro, Urban Engines and Eyefluence acquisitions by Google
  • Clarity Money acquisition by Goldman Sachs
  • Kanjoya acquisition by Ultimate Software
  • Lobe acquisition by Microsoft
  • BeyondCore acquisition by Salesforce
  • Hayneedle acquisition by
  • Rise Labs acquisition by One Medical Group
  • Ustream acquisition by IBM
  • Opsmatic acquisition by New Relic
  • Fliptop, Slideshare and (founder representation) acquisitions by LinkedIn
  • Revere Digital acquisition by Vox Media
  • TrialPay acquisition by Visa
  • Xtime acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • BBA (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
  • Technicolor Creative Services USA acquisition by Flipboard
  • Schematic Labs acquisition by Rhapsody
  • Caring acquisition by Bankrate
  • Convertro acquisition by AOL
  • Basis Science acquisition by Intel
  • BlueKai acquisition by Oracle
  • Framehawk acquisition by Citrix Systems

Representative Sell Side Cross Border Transactions:

  • AppLovin acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital (China)
  • Intacct (US) acquisition by The Sage Group (United Kingdom)
  • MySQL (Sweden) acquisition by Sun Microsystems (US)
  • Maluuba (Canada) and Wunderkinder (Germany) acquisitions by Microsoft (US)
  • Lohika Systems(US) acquisition by Altran (France)
  • Anglepoint Group (US) acquisition by Crayon Group (Norway)
  • Gainspeed (US) acquisition by Nokia (Finland)
  • Peixe Urbano (Brazil) acquisition by Baidu (China)
  • Shopkick acquisition by SK Planet (Korea)

Representative Buy Side Transactions:

  • 26 transactions for Cisco System including Acano Limited, Meraki and Scientific-Atlanta
  • Multiple transactions for Proofpoint, Twitter, eBay, Niantic Labs, AppLovin, Vocera, Natus Medical, GoPro and Zuora
  • InfoNam merger with Paxterra Solutions to form Terralogic
  • Pandora Media acquisition of Ticketfly