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David E. Johanson

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7960

Overview

David Johanson focuses his practice on representing private equity sponsors, including buyout funds, growth equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. He also represents the companies partnering with those sponsors in complex business transactions (both domestic and cross-border), including leveraged buyouts of private and public companies, strategic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings–ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion. In addition, he represents public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, business transactions and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Fenwick, David was a partner at a large national law firm where he practiced corporate law with a focus on private equity transactions.​

Representative Experience:

Private Equity and Growth Capital Transactions

  • Accel-KKR in its recapitalization of PrismHR
  • Accel-KKR in its investment in Cendyn
  • Accel Partners in its investment in Service Channel
  • Accel Partners in its investment in Lynda.com
  • Consortium of leading financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, ING, Natixis, Barclays, UBS and Wells Fargo, in their investment in R3
  • Marlin Equity Partners in its sale of Palladium Energy Group
  • Marlin Equity Partners in its acquisition of Verisae
  • Francisco Partners in its sale of Nextraq
  • Francisco Partners in its investment in CoverMyMeds
  • Francisco Partners in its acquisition of eFront
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in its acquisition of Blackline Systems
  • Macquarie Capital in its sale of Petermann Partners
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its acquisition of Nevada Chemicals and Cyanco
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its acquisition of Dayton Superior
  • Bain Capital in its acquisition of the Bath & Kitchens division of American Standard

Strategic Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions

  • Sensity Systems in its sale to Verizon
  • Finelite in its sale to Legrand
  • Keynetics in the sale of its Kount business to CVC Capital Partners
  • Macquarie Capital in its acquisition of Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller
  • ARYZTA AG in numerous acquisitions, including Fresh Start Bakeries, Great Kitchens, Pita Pan, Full Bloom and Cloverhill Bakeries
  • eCollege.com in its going-private sale to Pearson