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Michael A. Brown

Partner, Corporate  

San Francisco 415.875.2432

Overview

Michael Brown concentrates his practice on strategic counseling to companies, ranging from newly formed startup teams to mature publicly traded corporations, and venture capital firms in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial and follow-on public offerings, venture capital financings, debt financings, and corporate reorganizations. In 2014, Michael was named among the top attorneys in the United States under the age of 40 by Law360. Michael was recently recognized as one of the emerging leaders in the legal industry in the Daily Journal’s annual “Top 20 Under 40” ranking.

Representative Experience:

  • ​Multiple financings for Uber, including its publicly-announced $2.8B Series E and $1.2B Series D
  • Multiple financings for Airbnb, including its publicly-announced $1.5B Series E and $475M Series D
  • Multiple financings for Illumio, including its $125M Series D financing and $1​00M Series C ​financing
  • Multiple financings for Tanium, including its $100M common stock offering and $120M Series G​
  • Cepheid sale to Danaher ($4B) 
  • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including its $3.2B acquisition of WebEx Communications
  • Data Domain sale to EMC Corporation ($2.4B)
  • Opsware sale to Hewlett-Packard ($1.6B)
  • ArcSight sale to Hewlett-Packard ($1.5B)
  • OpenDNS sale to Cisco Systems ($635M)
  • Alteryx acquisitions of Yhat and Semanta
  • Alteryx initial public offering
  • Dermira initial public offering and follow-on public offerings
  • Marin Software initial public offering
  • Silver Spring Networks initial public offering
  • ArcSight initial public offering
  • Glu Mobile follow-on public offering
  • Cepheid, Dermira and DexCom convertible debt offerings pursuant to Rule 144A
  • Multiple investments representing Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Investments, Kleiner Perkins and New Enterprise Associates
 
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