Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Represented SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund in the proposed $65 billion sale of UK-headquartered multinational semiconductor and software design company Arm Limited to leading U.S. chip company NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA). We were also lead counsel to SoftBank in its acquisition of Arm for c.$32 billion (£24 billion) in 2016.
Served as lead counsel to Sprint Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp., the controlling shareholder of Sprint, in the landmark merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US, Inc. The deal was valued at $59 billion, with the aggregate for the combined company in the all-stock transaction valued at approximately $146 billion, making it one of the largest telecommunications deals in history.
Represented SoftBank Group Corp., the largest investor in WeWork, in WeWork’s agreed $9 billion merger with BowX Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BOWX, BOWXU and BOWXW) (“BowX”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Represented Divvy, a leader in spend management, in connection with its sale to Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), a provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates complex back-office financial operations for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), in a stock and cash transaction valued at $2.5 billion.
Advised Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SWX) in connection with its $2 billion acquisition of Questar Pipeline, consisting of Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline, LLC, its subsidiaries, and certain associated affiliates, including Overthrust Pipeline, White River Hub, and Questar Field Services from Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D).
Represented Unity (NYSE: U), a leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, in its $1.625 billion acquisition of assets of Weta Digital, a premier creator and innovator of visual effects and animation for a wide variety of award-winning movies and television shows.
Advised Pivotal Investment Corporation II (NYSE: PIC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its merger with XL Fleet (“XL”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets.
Represented Silver Crest Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: SLCR) (“Silver Crest”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in connection with its business combination with TH International Limited (“Tims China”), a master franchisee and operator of Tim Hortons coffee shops in China.
Represented Cambridge Quantum Computing, a global leader in quantum software and algorithms, in its combination with Honeywell Quantum Solutions, a Honeywell business unit and maker of high-performing quantum computers.
Represented Protomer Technologies, a private biotech company, in connection with the company’s sale to Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) with a potential value of over $1 billion.