Teresa M. L. Tate

Partner | San Francisco

ttate@mofo.com | (415) 268-6865 ttate@mofo.com
(415) 268-6865

Teresa Tate is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster and a member of the firm’s Mergers + Acquisitions and Emerging Companies + Venture Capital Groups.

Teresa advises private and public companies on complex acquisitions, dispositions, and other business transactions.

She also represents investors including corporate venture capital funds, venture capital funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, and angel investors in connection with their investments in private companies. She counsels clients in connection with establishing and developing corporate venture capital programs, including investment strategy, market considerations, transaction execution, and internal processes.

Additionally, Teresa advises private companies from formation to exit, including with respect to fundraising, strategic opportunities, and liquidity events. She has counseled clients across a range of sectors, including software-as-a-service, e-commerce, digital media, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, mobile applications, and autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Teresa was a partner at another international law firm, where she served as chair of its San Francisco office’s Diversity Committee.

Representative Experience

Selected Mergers + Acquisitions

  • Represented Aptitude Software (an affiliate of Microgen PLC) in its acquisition of RevStream, Inc.
  • Represented Blackmore Sensors & Analytics, Inc. in its sale to Aurora Innovation, Inc.
  • Represented BetterUp, Inc. in its acquisition of Impraise B.V.
  • Represented BetterUp, Inc. in its acquisition of Motive Software, Inc.
  • Represented Candywriter, LLC in its sale to Stillfront Group (NASDAQ Stockholm: SF).
  • Represented CipherTrace, Inc. in its sale to Mastercard (NYSE: MA).
  • Represented Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) in its acquisition of Building Engines, Inc.
  • Represented NextInput, Inc. in its sale to Qorvo, Inc.
  • Represented Originator, Inc. in its sale to Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY).
  • Represented RangeMe, Inc. in its sale to Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM).
  • Represented Sentropy Technologies, Inc. in its sale to Discord Inc.

Selected Venture Capital

  • Represented Anchorage Capital Group LLC in various investments.
  • Represented Canaan Partners in multiple investments.
  • Represented various angel investors and family offices in their investments in privately held companies.
  • Represented Fortress Investment Group and certain affiliated entities in various venture lending transactions.
  • Represented Triangle Peak Partners LP in various investments.
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