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Andrew T. Albertson

Partner, Corporate  

Seattle 206.389.4552

Overview

Andrew Albertson counsels public and private technology and life sciences companies. Andy’s practice focuses on providing strategic and practical counseling to high growth technology and life sciences companies, ranging from early startup teams to mature public companies, as well as many leading venture capital and private equity firms. Andy has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and executing a wide variety of corporate transactions including: seed and venture capital financings, growth equity/structured minority equity financings, debt financings, corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, joint ventures, complex mergers and acquisitions, acqui-hires, presales and token generation events and other strategic transactions.

Representative Experience:


  • Airware’s multiple financings and strategic transactions
  • Buuteeq’s acquisition by Priceline
  • Cepheid’s multiple strategic transactions
  • Cisco Systems’ acquisition of Jasper
  • Cray’s multiple strategic transactions
  • Dapper Labs spin-out and financing
  • Greylock’s and Index’s investment in Aurora
  • Multiple venture capital financings representing Accel-KKR, Blackstone Group, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Madrona Venture Group, Voyager Capital, and Vulcan
  • Niantic Labs' spinout from Google and financings
  • Pixvana’s multiple financings
  • Qumulo’s multiple financings
  • Redfin’s multiple financings
  • Responsys’ $1.5B acquisition by Oracle
  • Smartsheet.com’s multiple financings
  • Technicolor’s joint venture with Deluxe
  • Two Bit Circus’ multiple financings
  • Uber’s $3.5B investment by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund
  • Vicis’ multiple financings
  • Yapstone’s $100M financing

Andy was recognized as one of the top tech lawyers in the 2017 Greater Seattle Tech Ecosystem Report by the Innovate Leadership Network and the University of Washington Bothell. He has also been honored as a Rising Star in the area of M&A and Securities & Corporate Finance by Super Lawyer Magazine in 2016 and 2015 and is a regular speaker on corporate finance and strategic transactions.

Before joining Fenwick & West, Andy was an associate in the corporate group for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Seattle office.

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