Jim Krenn has extensive experience representing public and private companies and investors in corporate and securities matters. Mr. Krenn structures, negotiates and advises clients on a wide variety of financing and acquisition transactions and general corporate matters.
Mr. Krenn has represented clients in over $1 billion in equity and debt financings ranging from seed rounds to $100 million plus later stage rounds. He has also represented buyers and sellers in acquisitions and divestitures ranging from $1 million to over $1 billion, including stock purchases, asset purchases, mergers, tender offers, acquisitions and divestitures of divisions and subsidiaries, cross-border transactions and auction transactions.
Mr. Krenn counsels private and public companies on a broad range of significant business transactions from formation through liquidity, including private financings, public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and SEC compliance and reporting. Mr. Krenn also advises angel, corporate and venture capital investors in connection with investments, as well as liquidity and exit strategies. In addition, Mr. Krenn advises boards of directors on governance and compliance matters.
Mr. Krenn has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including biopharmaceutical, medical device, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, cybersecurity, software, internet, social media, semiconductor, unmanned aerial vehicles, agtech, consumer products, finance, cleantech, energy and action sports.
Mr. Krenn was recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal in 2015. Mr. Krenn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Association of Law & Business. Mr. Krenn received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, in finance from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a recipient of the Hamilton Finance Award as the senior finance major with the highest GPA and the Eugene D. Fanning Award for exceptional achievement in business communication.
Petuum – Venture FinancingsRepresented Petuum, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software infrastructure provider, in its $93 million Series B financing.
California Cryobank – M&A and Financing TransactionsRepresented California Cryobank, a private equity-backed leader in reproductive tissue donor services and stem cell banking, in multiple acquisitions and equity and debt financings.
Adicet Bio – Venture Financing and Cross-Border AcquisitionRepresented Adicet Bio, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of next-generation cell immunotherapies, in its Series A financing of up to $53 million and cross-border acquisition of Applied Immune Technologies for an undisclosed sum.
Solarflare Communications – Venture FinancingsRepresented Solarflare Communications, a provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware platforms, in over $200 million of equity and debt financings.
Biotix – Sale to Mettler-ToledoRepresented Biotix, a private equity-backed developer and manufacturer of laboratory consumables and liquid handling solutions, in its acquisition by Mettler-Toledo (NYSE: MTD) for an undisclosed sum.
Mitchell International – Acquisition of Cogent WorksRepresented Mitchell International in its acquisition of Cogent Works, a provider of pharmacy network and benefit management services, for an undisclosed sum.
Astute Medical – Venture FinancingsRepresented Astute Medical, a medical diagnostic company focusing on high-risk medical conditions and diseases, in over $200 million of equity and debt financings.
Forward Ventures – Venture Investments and M&A TransactionsRepresented Forward Ventures as an investor in multiple equity financings, convertible debt financings and M&A transactions, including transactions involving HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Ambit Biosciences and Syndax Pharmaceuticals.
EvoNexus –Corporate Matters and Portfolio CompaniesRepresented EvoNexus, the leading technology incubator and hub for Southern California's startup community, in corporate matters and regularly advise EvoNexus portfolio companies.
Mentor – Sale to Johnson & JohnsonRepresented Mentor, a leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic market, in its $1.12 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).
Inovio Pharmaceuticals – Registered Direct OfferingRepresented Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO), a developer of active DNA immunotherapies and vaccines and delivery devices to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases, in its $30 million registered direct offering.
Oak Investment Partners – Venture InvestmentsRepresented Oak Investment Partners as an investor in multiple equity financings, including MobiTV and Brit Media.
John Deere – Announced Acquisition of Precision Planning Unit from MonsantoRepresented John Deere (NYSE: DE) in its announced acquisition of the precision planning unit of Monsanto (NYSE: MON) for an undisclosed sum.
Greenoaks Capital Partners – Venture Investments and Secondary TransactionsRepresented Greenoaks Capital Partners and its affiliates as investors in over $100 million in equity financings, debt financings and secondary transactions, including Coupang and several other prominent e-commerce companies.
B. Riley Financial – Merger and FinancingRepresented B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) (formerly Great American Group, Inc.) in its $53 million private placement and merger with investment banking firm B. Riley & Co.
Aspyrian Therapeutics – Venture FinancingsRepresented Aspyrian Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing a new class of precision targeted oncologic drugs, in over $85 million of equity financings.
Cogent – Sale to 3MRepresented Cogent, a biometric identification solutions provider, in its $943 million acquisition by 3M (NYSE: MMM).
Western Digital Capital – Venture InvestmentsRepresented Western Digital Capital as an investor in multiple equity financings, including investments in Hightail and Upthere.
ACEA Biosciences – Venture FinancingsRepresented ACEA Biosciences, a developer of cell analysis instrumentation technologies, in its $30 million Series E Preferred Stock financing.
Netlist – Registered Direct OfferingRepresented Netlist (NASDAQ: NLST), a producer of next generation persistent memory solutions, in its $10 million registered direct offering.
Wavestream – Sale to SpacenetRepresented Wavestream, a provider of high power solid state amplifiers, in its $137 million sale to Spacenet, a subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT).
VoloAgri – Venture FinancingsRepresented VoloAgri, an agriculture technology company focused on seed genetics, in its $56 million Series B Preferred Stock financing and $69 million Series C Preferred Stock financing.
OncoSec – Registered Direct OfferingRepresented OncoSec (NASDAQ: ONCS), a developer of DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, in its $10 million registered direct offering.
Alaska Energy & Resources Company – Sale to AvistaRepresented Alaska Energy & Resources Company in its $170 million acquisition by Avista (NYSE).
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