Securities Reporting & Compliance,
Securities & Capital Markets,
Venture Capital Transactions,
Private Equity Transactions,
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Louis Lehot's corporate, securities and M&A law practice focuses on advising public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors from formation to liquidity. Louis has domain experience in public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, strategic investments and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He regularly represents US and non-US registrants before the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and NASDAQ.ri
Louis has represented both public and private clients in the United States and globally, with a focus on cross-border transactions.
What Louis most enjoys about his practice is helping his clients achieve growth in their business in new markets and greater returns.
Louis has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by Chambers and other peer-reviewed legal guides, receiving praise for the high quality of his advice, his responsiveness and passion for his clients.
Hellman & Friedman, Hony Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Samsung Ventures, Silver Lake partners, Softbank Group International and TPG in leveraged buyouts, growth equity and venture investments
AOL LLC, in the acquisitions of Sphere Source, Inc. and Goowy Media Inc.
The special committee of the board of directors of Tongjitang Chinese Medicines, an NYSE-listed public company, in negotiating an agreement and plan of merger with a bidder group led by its chairman and Fosun Industrial in a going-private transaction (recognized by China Business Law Journal as 2012's Going Private Deal of the Year)
CSR plc (NASDAQ: CRES) in multiple acquisitions, and its predecessor, SiRF Technology Holdings, in connection with its agreement and plan of merger with CSR
CheckALT in its acquisition of ERAS from Diebold (NYSE: DBD)CBRE (NYSE: CBG) in multiple acquisitions around the United States
Double Beam in its sale to Verifone (NYSE: VFN)
Kerensen Consulting in its sale to salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)
Docea Power in its sale to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)
Binatone Global in its acquisition of the companion products business of Motorola Mobility
StackStorm in its sale to Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
CheckALT, LLC in its acquisition of Klik Technologies from MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) in its acquisition of Rocket Games, Inc.
Series C funding of Brazilian urban mobility startup 99, the largest Brazilian financing of a startup
Series E funding of Guardant Health, a Silicon Valley-based world leader in comprehensive liquid biopsies, and associated joint venture
Series B funding of Zymergen, a Silicon Valley-based bioengineering startup
SoftBank Group International, the investment arm of Tokyo-based telecommunications and internet company Softbank, in connection with its leading role in the Series B funding of Zymergen, a Silicon Valley-based bioengineering startup Series E funding of Guardant Health, a Silicon Valley-based world leader in comprehensive liquid biopsies, and associated joint venture Series C funding of Brazilian urban mobility startup 99, the largest Brazilian financing of a startup
Tecan Group AG (SIX: TECN), in its acquisition of SPEware Corporation
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) in its acquisitions of AppFormix, Inc. and Aurrion, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) in its acquisitions of Floored, Forum Analytics, Brenner Real Estate Group, Capstone Financial, Skye Group, CAC Group, Fameco, KLMK Group, U.S. Equities, UCR, and many more real estate brokerages, asset management, product bolt-on and technology businesses
Sanpower Group Co., Ltd., one of the largest privately owned conglomerates in China, on its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for US$819.9 million
Symphony Technology Group and Bond International Software on the acquisition of erecruit
High yield debt issuances and registered exchange offers for CHC Helicopter (2012 and 2013), MMI International (2012), Fifth and Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne) (2011 and 2012), RadNet (2010)
Multi-billion dollar investment grade bond issuances for Northrop Grumman Corporation (and concurrent subsidiary debt tender offers), Oracle Corporation*, Seagate Technology
Convertible note offerings for GLG Partners, Inc.* (2009) and Micron Technology* (2009 and 2007), an exchangeable note offering for POSCO* (2008), convertible note offerings for Lawson Software (2007)
IPO and follow-on offerings for CHC Group Ltd. (2014), LegalZoom (2012), RealD (July and December 2010), OpenTable (2009), Micron* (2009), CBRE (2008), Heckmann Corporation*, (2007), AMIS Holdings* (2007), (* represented underwriters)
Needham & Co.
Lazard Capital Markets
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Cowen & Co.
CBRE Capital Advisors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Softbank Group International
Samsung Venture Investment Corp
Hanwha Q Cells
Silver Lake Partners
Propel Venture Partners
Oak Investment Partners
New Enterprise Associates
Louis has represented venture, growth equity and private equity investors in deploying and harvesting capital, including:
Nautilus Venture Partners
Tecan Group AG (SIX: TECN)
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
StackStorm, sold to Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
Softbank Group International
SiRF Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRF), sold to CSR plc
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX)
Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN)
OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), sold to Priceline.com
Model N (NYSE: MODN)
MetricTest, acquired by Microlease plc
Kerensen Consulting, sold to salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)
Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ: HQCL)
Hanwha Chemical Corp
Double Beam, acquired by Verifone (NYSE: VFN)
Docea Power, acquired by Intel (NYSE: INTC)
CSR plc (NASDAQ: CSRE), sold to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM)