Kris S.Withrow

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Kris S.Withrow

Kris S.Withrow

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Biography

Kris Withrow has completed over 250 domestic and cross-border mergers, and has been included as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40 in 2012, as well as the Global M&A Networks 2014 list of Top 50 Dealmakers in North America.

Kris frequently counsels a wide range of public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events (including companies in the hardware, software, Internet, social networking and life sciences sectors), as well as day-to-day counseling of public and private companies on a wide range of matters. Kris strives to provide clients with an effective, pragmatic and budget-sensitive approach to legal, business and transaction-based needs.

Representative Sell Side Domestic Transactions:

* Jet.com’s acquisition by Walmart
* Zappos.com’s acquisition by Amazon.com
* Diapers.com’s acquisition by Amazon.com?

* LearnVest’s acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
* Eyefluence’s acquisition by Google
* Kanjoya’s acquisition by Ultimate Software
* Urban Engines’ acquisition by Google
* BeyondCore’s acquisition by Salesforce
* Hayneedle’s acquisition by Jet.com
* Rise Labs’ acquisition by One Medical Group
* Ustream’s acquisition by IBM
* Opsmatic’s acquisition by New Relic
* Fliptop’s acquisition by LinkedIn
* Revere Digital’s acquisition by Vox Media
* TrialPay’s acquisition by Visa
* Xtime’s acquisition by Cox Automotive
* BBA’s (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
* Technicolor Creative Services USA’s acquisition by Flipboard
* Schematic Labs’ acquisition by Rhapsody
* Caring’s acquisition by Bankrate
* Convertro’s acquisition by AOL
* Basis Science’s acquisition by Intel
* BlueKai’s acquisition by Oracle
* Framehawk’s acquisition by Citrix Systems

Representative Sell Side Cross Border Transactions:

* AppLovin’s acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital (China)
* Intacct’s (US) acquisition by The Sage Group (United Kingdom)?

* MySQL’s (Sweden) acquisition by Sun Microsystems (US)
* Maluuba’s (Canada) acquisition by Microsoft (US)
* Lohika Systems’ (US) acquisition by Altran (France)
* Anglepoint Group’s (US) acquisition by Crayon Group (Norway)
* Wunderkinder’s (Germany) acquisition by Microsoft (US)
* Gainspeed’s (US) acquisition by Nokia (Finland)
* Peixe Urbano’s (Brazil) acquisition by Baidu (China)
* Shopkick’s acquisition by SK Planet (Korea)

Representative Buy Side Transactions:

* Proofpoint’s acquisition of FireLayers (Israel), Return Path, Socialware, Marble Security, Emerging Threats, Nexgate and NetCitadel
* Vocera Communications’ acquisition of Extension Healthcare
* GoPro’s acquisition of Splice
* Cisco System’s acquisition of Acano Limited (UK)
* InfoNam’s merger with Paxterra Solutions to form Terralogic
* Pandora Media’s acquisition of Ticketfly
* Zuora’s acquisition of Frontleaf
* Fitbit’s acquisition of Fitstar
* Twitter’s acquisition of TapCommerce
* Multiple cross border transactions for eBay



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Kris S.Withrow
Partner at Fenwick & West LLP
Education
Graduate, Undergraduate Students' Honor Society
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Prior

Founded in 1994, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review was one of the first law journals to use interactive media to promote informed discourse about the interrelated legal, social, business, and public policy issues raised by emerging technologies. As one of the original online law journals in the world, MTTLR is a ground-breaking publication.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT Security (Japan) KK purchase WhiteHat Security, Inc. from Altos Ventures Management, Inc., JMI Management, Inc., Garage Technology Ventures LLC, Horizon Ventures LLC, Patricia Industries, Inc., Startup Capital Ventures Management Company, LLC, Authosis, Inc.

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Spark Networks SE purchases Zoosk, Inc. from Canaan Management, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Inc. (Venture Capital), ATA Ventures Management LLP, Amidzad LLC, BDCA Venture Adviser

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TransUnion purchases TruSignal, Inc. from Split Rock Partners LLC, Redpoint Ventures, Tenaya Capital LLC

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