Stephen M. Fisher

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7203


Steve Fisher focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, complex strategic transactions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. His experience includes domestic and international transactions, public and private company mergers, stock and asset sales and purchases, divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers, investments and joint ventures.

Steve was named a Rising Star in the 2016-2019 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers.

Representative Transactions:

  • $8.6 billion acquisition by Tencent of a majority stake in Supercell Oy
  • $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology by Eli Lilly
  • $4.4 billion acquisition by a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co. (China) of Playtika from Caesars Interactive Entertainment
  • $4.0 billion acquisition of Cepheid by Danaher
  • $1.6 billion acquisition of Adaptive Insights by Workday
  • $1.3 billion acquisition of Cray by Hewlett Packard Enterprise  
  • $1.05 billion acquisition of SignalFX by Splunk​
  • $830 million acquisition of Silver Spring Networks by Itron
  • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including its $2.6 billion acquisition of Acacia Communications, its $2.35 billion acquisition of Duo Security and its $320 million acquisition of Leaba Semiconductor (Israel)
  • Multiple acquisitions for, including its acquisitions of Souq (UAE), Blink and CloudEndure (Israel)
  • Multiple acquisitions for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including its acquisitions of Cape Networks (South Africa) and Cloud Technology Partners
  • Multiple acquisitions for Facebook, including its acquisition of Pebbles Ltd (Israel), Nascent Objects and tbh
  • Nexon in its acquisition of Embark Studios (South Korea/Sweden)
  • Proofpoint in its acquisition​ of Meta Networks (Israel) 
  • American Express in its acquisition of Inauth
  • Scopely in its acquisition of FoxNext Games from The Walt Disney Company​
  • Coinbase in its acquisition of Paradex
  • WhiteHat Security in its acquisition by NTT Security (Japan)
  • Zoosk in its acquisition by Spark (Germany)
  • Supercell Oy in its acquisition of a majority stake in Space Ape Games (UK)
  • Solera in its acquisition of Transportation Performance
  • B-Stock in its $65 million growth investment by Spectrum Equity
  • Urban Airship in its acquisition of Accengage (France)
  • Uptake in its acquisition of Asset Performance Technologies
  • Liquid Robotics in its acquisition by Boeing
  • Opsmatic in its acquisition by New Relic
  • Greatist in its acquisition by Healthline
  • Fluid in its acquisition by Astound
  • Fliptop in its acquisition by LinkedIn
  • OpenDNS in its acquisition by Cisco Systems

Following law school, Steve served a one-year term as law clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.​​​