Alfredo B. D. Silva

Alfredo B. D. Silva

Education

Yale University (B.S., 2004)
Yale Law School (J.D., 2008)

Bar Admissions

California

Alfredo Silva is a partner in the Corporate Group and a member of the Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Silva represents public and private companies and investors in a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Silva’s practice includes initial public offerings, primary and secondary offerings, private placements, preferred stock financings and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

In his public company practice, Mr. Silva also counsels issuers on corporate governance issues, compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws, and compliance with the listing standards of Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.

In his private company practice, Mr. Silva has served as company or investor counsel in venture and late-stage financings, minority strategic investments and impact investments in dozens of private companies, including representation of Intel Corporation in its $740 million acquisition of an 18% stake in Cloudera, Inc. and Temasek in its $800 million minority investment in Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company.

In addition, Mr. Silva represents nonprofit organizations, providing advice on fiduciary issues, entity formation, structuring and other corporate matters, and assists small businesses pro bono.  He incorporated and continues to work with Illuminate, the nonprofit producer of The Bay Lights, a 25,000 LED sculpture on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, in structuring, corporate governance, and project management matters.

Mr. Silva is recognized by The Recorder as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track, in 2014 was the inaugural recipient of the firm’s Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service, and is a 2017 Lawyers Committee for Legal Diversity Fellow.

Mr. Silva received his B.S. degree, cum laude with distinction, in Engineering Sciences (Chemical) from Yale College in 2004. He received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2008, where he was chair of the Student/Faculty Alliance for Military Equality and helped establish the school’s Litigating for Gay Rights seminar. Mr. Silva speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese, and spent a year at China’s Tsinghua University researching issues in intellectual property protection on a Fulbright Fellowship.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

SoftBank’s Acquisition of Sprint
Represented SoftBank Corp. in its acquisition of a 70% stake in wireless operator Sprint Nextel Corporation for an enterprise value of $44.8 billion in the largest Asian acquisition or investment in the U.S.
Novellus’ Merger with Lam Research
Represented Novellus Systems, Inc. in its stock-for-stock merger with Lam Research, Inc., estimated to be the fourth biggest semiconductor merger in 2011 at approximately $3.3 billion.
Shutterfly’s Acquisition of Tiny Prints
Represented Shutterfly, Inc. in its stock and cash acquisition of Tiny Prints, Inc., valued at approximately $460 million.

 

CAPITAL MARKETS

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. IPO and Reverse Merger
Represented Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. in its $20.7 million public offering and reverse merger with Targacept.
Restoration Hardware’s Public Offerings
Represented Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH), a luxury home furnishings retailer, as issuer’s counsel on its initial public offering, two secondary offerings of common stock, and an offering of convertible notes for a combined $1.7 billion.
InvenSense’s Public Offerings
Represented InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), a leading provider of motion processing solutions for consumer electronics, as issuer’s counsel on its initial public offering, a follow-on offering of common stock and an offering of convertible senior notes for a combined $372 million.
Marrone Bio Innovations’ Public Offerings
Represented Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest-management and plant health products, as issuer’s counsel in an initial public offering, follow on common stock offerings and a private placement for a combined $168 million.
WaferGen’s Registered Direct and Private Placement Financings
Represented WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc., a small-cap public company that develops genomic analysis systems, in its registered and private placement offerings completed in 2008 through 2011.
DURECT Corporation’s At-the-Market Program
Represented DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) in its adoption of a $25 million at-the-market offering program.

 

LATE STAGE / GROWTH EQUITY FINANCINGS

Temasek’s Investment in Verily Life Sciences
Represented Singapore investment fund Temasek its $800 million investment in Verily Life Sciences, Alphabet/Google’s life sciences division.
Intel’s Investment in Cloudera
Represented Intel Corporation in its $740 million acquisition of an 18% stake in Cloudera, Inc.
SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund's Investment in Nauto and Brain
Represented co-lead investors, including SoftBank Group, in the $159 million Series B financing of autonomous vehicle company Nauto, and represented SoftBank Vision Fund in the $114 million Series C financing round of AI company Brain Corporation.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

SoftBank’s Acquisition of Sprint
Represented SoftBank Corp. in its acquisition of a 70% stake in wireless operator Sprint Nextel Corporation for an enterprise value of $44.8 billion in the largest Asian acquisition or investment in the U.S.
Novellus’ Merger with Lam Research
Represented Novellus Systems, Inc. in its stock-for-stock merger with Lam Research, Inc., estimated to be the fourth biggest semiconductor merger in 2011 at approximately $3.3 billion.
Shutterfly’s Acquisition of Tiny Prints
Represented Shutterfly, Inc. in its stock and cash acquisition of Tiny Prints, Inc., valued at approximately $460 million.



CAPITAL MARKETS

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. IPO and Reverse Merger
Represented Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. in its $20.7 million public offering and reverse merger with Targacept.
Restoration Hardware’s Public Offerings
Represented Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH), a luxury home furnishings retailer, as issuer’s counsel on its initial public offering, two secondary offerings of common stock, and an offering of convertible notes for a combined $1.7 billion.
InvenSense’s Public Offerings
Represented InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), a leading provider of motion processing solutions for consumer electronics, as issuer’s counsel on its initial public offering, a follow-on offering of common stock and an offering of convertible senior notes for a combined $372 million.
Marrone Bio Innovations’ Public Offerings
Represented Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest-management and plant health products, as issuer’s counsel in an initial public offering, follow on common stock offerings and a private placement for a combined $168 million.
WaferGen’s Registered Direct and Private Placement Financings
Represented WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc., a small-cap public company that develops genomic analysis systems, in its registered and private placement offerings completed in 2008 through 2011.
DURECT Corporation’s At-the-Market Program
Represented DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) in its adoption of a $25 million at-the-market offering program.



LATE STAGE / GROWTH EQUITY FINANCINGS

Temasek’s Investment in Verily Life Sciences
Represented Singapore investment fund Temasek its $800 million investment in Verily Life Sciences, Alphabet/Google’s life sciences division.
Intel’s Investment in Cloudera
Represented Intel Corporation in its $740 million acquisition of an 18% stake in Cloudera, Inc.
SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund's Investment in Nauto and Brain
Represented co-lead investors, including SoftBank Group, in the $159 million Series B financing of autonomous vehicle company Nauto, and represented SoftBank Vision Fund in the $114 million Series C financing round of AI company Brain Corporation.

Mr. Silva is recognized by The Recorder as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track. In 2014, he was the inaugural recipient of the firm’s Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service. He is also a 2017 Lawyers Committee for Legal Diversity Fellow.

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