Fenwick Represents SlideShare in Acquisition by LinkedIn for $118.75 Million

May 03, 2012

Fenwick & West represented SlideShare, Inc., a leading professional content sharing community, in its acquisition by LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide.

The transaction is valued at approximately $118.75 million, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 45 percent cash and approximately 55 percent stock. 

The Fenwick transaction team was led by corporate partners Bill Schreiber and Kris Withrow, and included corporate attorneys Patrick Kelly, Javed Quadrud-Din, and intellectual property attorneys Stefano Quintini and Ranjit Narayanan. Partner Shawn Lampron and attorneys Gerald Audant and Grace Chen advised on executive compensation and employee benefits matters.​