Kris S. Withrow
650-335-7122
kwithrow@fenwick.com
Co-Chair
Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner
Corporate
Kris S.
Withrow
Kris S.
Withrow
Kris S.
Withrow
Partner
Corporate
Co-Chair
Mergers & Acquisitions

Kris has completed in excess of 300 domestic and cross-border mergers, and was named The Deal’s 2020 Tech, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year for middle-market M&A work. He has also been included in the Global M&A Networks list of Top 50 Dealmakers in North America, Chambers USA among the top lawyers for corporate and M&A work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, The Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer” for middle-market M&A and as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40.

Kris counsels public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events, and provides day-to-day advice on corporate and strategic matters in a wide range of industries, including software, gaming, internet/e-commerce, artificial intelligence, social networking and life sciences.

  • Lobe, Maluuba and Wunderkinder acquisitions by Microsoft
  • Lytro, Urban Engines and Eyefluence acquisitions by Google
  • BlueKai, Datafox, and goBalto acquisitions by Oracle
  • Zappos.com and Diapers.com acquisitions by Amazon.com
  • Ustream and Cast Iron Systems acquisitions by IBM
  • Glint, Fliptop, Slideshare and Lynda.com (founder representation) acquisitions by LinkedIn
  • HelloSign acquisition by Dropbox
  • Eloquent Labs acquisition by Square
  • GitPrime acquisition by Pluralsight
  • Houseparty acquisition by Epic Games
  • Blue River Technology acquisition by John Deere
  • Jet.com acquisition by Walmart
  • LearnVest acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
  • Tuft & Needle acquisition By Serta Simmons (Advent)
  • Clarity Money acquisition by Goldman Sachs
  • BeyondCore acquisition by Salesforce
  • Hayneedle acquisition by Jet.com
  • Opsmatic acquisition by New Relic
  • Revere Digital acquisition by Vox Media
  • TrialPay acquisition by Visa
  • Xtime acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • BBA (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
  • Flipboard acquisition by Technicolor Creative Services USA
  • Schematic Labs acquisition by Rhapsody
  • Caring acquisition by Bankrate
  • Convertro acquisition by AOL
  • Basis Science acquisition by Intel
  • Framehawk acquisition by Citrix Systems

  • Lobe, Maluuba and Wunderkinder acquisitions by Microsoft
  • Lytro, Urban Engines and Eyefluence acquisitions by Google
  • BlueKai, Datafox, and goBalto acquisitions by Oracle
  • Zappos.com and Diapers.com acquisitions by Amazon.com
  • Ustream and Cast Iron Systems acquisitions by IBM
  • Glint, Fliptop, Slideshare and Lynda.com (founder representation) acquisitions by LinkedIn
  • HelloSign acquisition by Dropbox
  • Eloquent Labs acquisition by Square
  • GitPrime acquisition by Pluralsight
  • Houseparty acquisition by Epic Games
  • Blue River Technology acquisition by John Deere
  • Jet.com acquisition by Walmart
  • LearnVest acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
  • Tuft & Needle acquisition By Serta Simmons (Advent)
  • Clarity Money acquisition by Goldman Sachs
  • BeyondCore acquisition by Salesforce
  • Hayneedle acquisition by Jet.com
  • Opsmatic acquisition by New Relic
  • Revere Digital acquisition by Vox Media
  • TrialPay acquisition by Visa
  • Xtime acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • BBA (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
  • Flipboard acquisition by Technicolor Creative Services USA
  • Schematic Labs acquisition by Rhapsody
  • Caring acquisition by Bankrate
  • Convertro acquisition by AOL
  • Basis Science acquisition by Intel
  • Framehawk acquisition by Citrix Systems

  • AppLovin acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital (China)
  • Intacct (US) acquisition by The Sage Group (UK)
  • MySQL (Sweden) acquisition by Sun Microsystems (US)
  • Lobe, 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’s acquisition by SK Planet (Korea)

  • AppLovin acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital (China)
  • Intacct (US) acquisition by The Sage Group (UK)
  • MySQL (Sweden) acquisition by Sun Microsystems (US)
  • Lobe, 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’s acquisition by SK Planet (Korea)

  • 26 transactions for Cisco Systems including Acano Limited, Meraki and Scientific-Atlanta
  • Multiple transactions for AppLovin, Niantic Labs, Proofpoint, Twitter, eBay, Vocera, Natus Medical, GoPro and Zuora

  • 26 transactions for Cisco Systems including Acano Limited, Meraki and Scientific-Atlanta
  • Multiple transactions for AppLovin, Niantic Labs, Proofpoint, Twitter, eBay, Vocera, Natus Medical, GoPro and Zuora

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Recognition
Chambers USA

2020-2021

Named Kris among the top lawyers for corporate and M&A work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The Deal

2020

Recognized Kris as the Tech, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year for middle-market M&A work.

The Legal 500

2019-2020

Honored Kris as a “Leading Lawyer” for middle-market M&A.

Recognition
Chambers USA

2020-2021

Named Kris among the top lawyers for corporate and M&A work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The Deal

2020

Recognized Kris as the Tech, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year for middle-market M&A work.

The Legal 500

2019-2020

Honored Kris as a “Leading Lawyer” for middle-market M&A.

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