Charles C. Comey

Senior Counsel | Palo Alto
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Experience

Represented Tel Aviv- and Palo Alto-based WebRTC eCDN networking technology developer Peer5 in its sale to Microsoft.

Represented life sciences fund BPC Biotech Innovation in its investment in and exit from Mesa Biotech, a privately held molecular diagnostics company which is being acquired for $450 million by Thermo Fisher. Mesa Biotech has developed and commercialized a PCR-based rapid point-of-care testing platform available for detecting infectious diseases including SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Strep A.

Represented Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Yucaipa Companies in its control investment in the Agency For The Performing Arts. Founded in 1962, APA is one of the largest diversified talent agencies in the industry, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Toronto and London.

Representing Mirantis, Inc., an open source infrastructure and services provider, in its acquisition of the Docker Enterprise platform business from Docker, Inc.

Represented Zivelo Inc., a developer of full-service point of sale (POS) kiosks for leading consumer brands such as McDonalds, in its acquisition by VeriFone, Inc., a global provider of payments and commerce services.

Representing Dr. Eric Yang, Founder, CEO and, through his affiliated entities, the largest shareholder of iTutorGroup, in connection with Ping An's acquisition of a controlling stake in and strategic alliance with the company.

Represented Protean Holdings Corp., a private VC-backed automotive technology company specializing in in-wheel electric motor technology, in its acquisition by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), an affiliate of the Evergrande Group of China, one of the largest property developers in China.

Represented Huayun Data Group, a PRC cloud and data services provider, in its acquisition of certain assets of Maxta, Inc. following an assignment for the benefit of Maxta’s creditors.  Maxta is a Santa Clara, California-based hyperconvergence software provider backed by Andreesen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Waterwood Growth Technology Fund, Tenaya Capital and other investors.

Represented Walmart in a $500 million financing and strategic alliance with New Dada, China's largest localized on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform. The transaction included a $320 million investment by Walmart and a new business cooperation agreement.   JD.com, one of China's largest online retailers and Dada's largest shareholder was a co-investor in the deal.

Represented Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited in its $137.5 million acquisition of Edmodo, Inc., one of the largest education technology platforms in the world.


Band 1 for California Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia

Chambers USA 2022

Listed as a Corporate/M&A Foreign Expert for China- USA

Chambers Global 2022