Kris S. Withrow

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7122



Kris Withrow has completed over 250 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 in 2012, as well as the Global M&A Networks 2014 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 hardware, software, Internet, social networking and life sciences sectors), as well as day-to-day counseling of public and private companies on a wide range of matters. Kris strives to provide clients with an effective, pragmatic and budget-sensitive approach to legal, business and transaction-based needs.

Representative Sell Side Domestic Transactions:

  •’s acquisition by Walmart
  •’s acquisition by
  •’s acquisition by​
  • LearnVest’s acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
  • Eyefluence’s acquisition by Google
  • Kanjoya’s acquisition by Ultimate Software
  • Urban Engines’ acquisition by Google
  • BeyondCore’s acquisition by Salesforce
  • Hayneedle’s acquisition by
  • Rise Labs’ acquisition by One Medical Group
  • Ustream’s acquisition by IBM
  • Opsmatic’s acquisition by New Relic
  • Fliptop’s acquisition by LinkedIn
  • Revere Digital’s acquisition by Vox Media
  • TrialPay’s acquisition by Visa
  • Xtime’s acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • BBA’s (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
  • Technicolor Creative Services USA’s acquisition by Flipboard
  • Schematic Labs’ acquisition by Rhapsody
  • Caring’s acquisition by Bankrate
  • Convertro’s acquisition by AOL
  • Basis Science’s acquisition by Intel
  • BlueKai’s acquisition by Oracle
  • Framehawk’s acquisition by Citrix Systems

Representative Sell Side Cross Border Transactions:

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

Representative Buy Side Transactions:

  • Proofpoint’s acquisition of FireLayers (Israel), Return Path, Socialware, Marble Security, Emerging Threats, Nexgate and NetCitadel
  • Vocera Communications’ acquisition of Extension Healthcare
  • GoPro’s acquisition of Splice
  • Cisco System’s acquisition of Acano Limited (UK)
  • InfoNam’s merger with Paxterra Solutions to form Terralogic
  • Pandora Media’s acquisition of Ticketfly
  • Zuora’s acquisition of Frontleaf
  • Fitbit’s acquisition of Fitstar
  • Twitter’s acquisition of TapCommerce
  • Multiple cross border transactions for eBay