Morrison & Foerster advised Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) in connection with its acquisition of Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a powerful, cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world’s most complex and challenging productions, including “The Midnight Sky,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “The Matrix Resurrections.”
Founded in 2015, Moxion enables professionals to collaborate and review camera footage on-set and remotely with the efficiency and immediacy required to make creative decisions during principal photography in 4K high dynamic range (HDR) quality and with studio-grade security, reducing rework. The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk’s own cloud platform for the media and entertainment industry upstream, moving beyond post-production into production, and bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain.
The MoFo team advising Autodesk on the deal was led by San Francisco corporate partner Eric McCrath and technology transactions partner Justin Haan, together with Tokyo corporate partner Leo Aguilar, San Francisco associates Matt O’Donnell, Scott Chen, Alex Siegel, Molly Yoder, Emmanuel Perez, Julie Siegel, and Gabi Hasson, and Los Angeles associate Kelly Kan. The wider team included Boston privacy + data security partner Julie O’Neill, Palo Alto associate Eleanor Anthony, and New York associate Cecillia Xie; New York tax partners Anthony Carbone and Dave Sturgeon, and San Francisco associate Yuan Xia; and San Francisco executive compensation partner Amanda Hines Gold.