Alexa Belonick

Partner | San Francisco | (415) 268-7062
(415) 268-7062

Alexa Belonick is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the Corporate Department. Ms. Belonick advises public and private companies and their management teams on a range of corporate and securities transactional matters, including financings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as on public reporting, compliance, and corporate governance. Her clients are involved in a number of industries spanning technology, software and the internet, consumer and retail, energy, and life sciences.

Ms. Belonick represents clients preparing to go public and in the full scope of post-IPO matters, including ongoing public reporting and various forms of public and private debt and equity financings. She has led at-the-market equity offerings, Rule 144A offerings of convertible debt and other securities, PIPEs, and putting up shelf and resale registration statements. She assists clients with a broad range of securities law structures for mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions and has directed registered offerings on Form S-4, tender offers, issuer share repurchases, and reorganizations.

Ms. Belonick received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. She received her M.A. from the University of St. Andrews and her B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Represented Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE: ELVT), a provider of online credit solutions, in connection with its $92.7 million initial public offering.

  • Represented RH (NYSE: RH), a luxury home furnishings retailer, on multiple 144A private placements of convertible notes for a combined over $1 billion.

  • Represented RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), a leading franchisor of real estate brokerage services, in its initial public offering and secondary offering for a combined $380 million.

  • Represented ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) in its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor and its $1.07 billion acquisition of Quantenna Communications.

  • Represented Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SWX) in a senior notes offering, an at-the-market equity offering and an underwritten equity offering to finance an acquisition for a combined $610 million.

  • Represented Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIE), a small-cap public company that develops proprietary drugs for disorders of the nervous system, in its registered and private placement offering of common stock and warrants.

  • Represented B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY), a provider of financial services and solutions, as issuer’s counsel on its registered offerings of senior notes for a combined $378 million.

  • Represented VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) on its cash tender offer of cybersecurity company Carbon Black, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBLK). This transaction marked VMware’s first acquisition of another public company. The merger consideration represented an equity value of $2.3 billion for Carbon Black.



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