Louis Lehot
Partner, DLA Piper
Silicon Valley Area, San Francisco Area
Securities Reporting & Compliance, Securities & Capital Markets, Securities Offerings, Emerging Companies, Venture Capital Transactions, Private Equity Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, International Transactions, Corporate Governance
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)
  • UBS
  • Raymond James
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Needham & Co.
  • Moelis
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • JPMorgan
  • Imperial Capital
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cowen & Co.
  • Citi
  • CBRE Capital Advisors
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Softbank Group International
  • Samsung Venture Investment Corp
  • Lenovo
  • Hanwha Q Cells
  • CBRE
  • GE Ventures
  • Bosch
  • AIG
  • 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)
  • TupleJump
  • STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
  • StackStorm, sold to Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
  • Spire Bioventures
  • Softbank Group International
  • SiRF Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRF), sold to CSR plc
  • Securly
  • Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX)
  • Samsung
  • Rimac Automobili
  • Proseeder
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN)
  • OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), sold to Priceline.com
  • Model N (NYSE: MODN)
  • MMI Technologies
  • 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)
  • Cloud Lending Solutions
  • CHC Helicopter SA and CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI)
  • Centric Software
  • CheckALT, LLC
  • CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG)
  • Brioche Pasquier S.A.
  • BoydSense, Inc.
  • Bionure, Inc.
  • Bond International Software
  • APG Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Binatone Global
  • AdoTube, acquired by Exponential Interactive
  • AdKnowledge, Inc.
AdKnowledge AdoTube AIG AMIS Holdings AOL APG Therapeutics Bank of America Merrill Lynch Binatone Global Bionure BNP Paribas Bond International Software Bosch BoydSense Brioche Pasquier CBRE CBRE Group Centric Software CHC Group CHC Helicopter CheckALT Citi Cloud Lending Solutions Cowen & Co. Credit Suisse CSR Docea Power Double Beam Fifth and Pacific GE Ventures GLG Partners Goldman Sachs Hanwha Chemical Hanwha Q Cells Heckmann Corp Hellman & Friedman Hony Capital Imperial Capital JPMorgan Chase Juniper Networks Kerensen Consulting Lawson Software Lazard Capital Markets LegalZoom Lenovo Liz Claiborne MetricTest Micron Technology MMI International MMI Technologies Model N Moelis Capital Partners Morgan Stanley Nautilus Venture Partners Needham & Co. New Enterprise Associates Northrop Grumman Oak Investment Partners OpenTable Oracle Penn National Gaming POSCO Propel Venture Partners Proseeder RadNet Management, Inc. Raymond James Rimac Automobili Samsung Samsung Venture Investment Corp Samsung Ventures Sanpower Group Seagate Technology Silver Lake Partners SiRF Technology Holdings SoftBank Group Spire Bioventures StackStorm STMicroelectronics Symphony Technology Group Tecan Group TPG TupleJump UBS
Boston College Law School