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John M. Rafferty

Partner | San Francisco


Represented ThreatMetrix, Inc., a leader in the risk-based authentication sector, in its $817 million acquisition by RELX Group. 

Represented ThreatMetrix, Inc., in its preferred stock financing rounds with USVP, Adams Street and August Capital.

Represented BestReviews, Inc., a high growth online product review company, in the sale of 60% of its equity interests to Tribune Publishing. The transaction valued BestReviews at $110 million.

Represented Viator, Inc., a travel tour website backed by The Carlyle Group, in the company’s preferred stock financings.

Represented Viator, Inc. in its acquisition by TripAdvisor for $200 million.

Represented Streetline, Inc., a provider of vehicle sensor systems for street parking management, in the company’s preferred stock financings with Sutter Hill Ventures and Fontinalis Partners.

Represented Urban Remedy, Inc., an organic fresh food company, in its preferred stock financings with Obvious Ventures and the Builders Fund.

Represented Innova Dynamics, Inc., an electronic materials provider, in its preferred stock financings with BASF Ventures.  Also represented Innova Dynamics, Inc., in its sale to TPK Holding Co.

Represented Sonora Mills d/b/a popchips, in TSG Consumer Products’ sale of its stake in the company to Verlinvest, an investment firm that manages the family wealth created by the empire Anheuser-Busch inBev.

Represented Sonora Mills d/b/a popchips, in its preferred financings with TSG and Verlinvest.