Seismic, a developer of end-to-end sales enablement software, closed a $100M Series E round of funding. Investor Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, with General Atlantic, JMI Equity and Jackson Square Ventures also participating.
InVision, a digital design collaboration platform, has raised $115 million. The Series F round was led by Spark Capital with the participation of Goldman Sachs and existing investors including Battery Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark Capital and Geodesic Capital.
Developer of financial and banking services platform, Plaid, raised $250 million in a Series C led by Kleiner Perkins with Spark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Sachs and Index Ventures (UK) participating. The company is now valued at $2.65 billion, more than ten times its valuation in June 2016.
ChargePoint, a client of Gunderson Dettmer, secured a Series H financing of $240 million bringing their total funding raised to more than half a million dollars. This round of funding comes from a diverse group of new investors including American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision, Daimler Trucks & Buses, GIC and Quantum Energy Partners. Existing investors include BMW iVentures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Linse Capital and Siemens.
Gunderson Dettmer represented Kleinfelder Group, an engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by WindPoint Partners, a private equity investment firm.
Poynt, a connected commerce platform for merchants, raised $100M in Series C funding from Elavon and National Australia Bank (NAB). As stated in the press release, "with this investment, the company will expand into new markets across Asia, Europe and South America, grow its talent base, and invest in product and partner development as it executes its vision to become the operating system (OS) on smart payment terminals worldwide."
Turvo, the world’s first real-time collaborative logistics platform, has closed a Series B financing with $60M led by Mubadala Ventures.
Gunderson Dettmer client Pillow was acquired by Expedia as part of the global travel company’s strategy to unlock urban growth opportunities.
Gunderson Dettmer advised Anaplan, Inc. on its initial public offering of 17,825,000 shares at the price to the public of $17.00 per share for a total of $303,025,000 in aggregate gross proceeds.
Gunderson Dettmer advised Histogenics Corporation on a follow-on public offering underwritten public offering of 26,155,000 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 19,616,250 shares of common stock, at a combined purchase price of $0.65 per share of common stock and accompanying warrant, for a total of $17,000,750.00 in aggregate gross proceeds.
Gunderson Dettmer advised Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. on a follow-on public offering of 5,250,000 shares at the price to the public of $13.75 per share for a total of $72,187,500 in aggregate gross proceeds. Corporate partner Jay Hachigian, of counsel Keith Scherer, and associates Albert Vanderlaan, Naomi Smith and John Maciejewski led the team advising Aldeyra.
TalkDesk, a provider of cloud-based contact center software, raised a Series B financing of $100M with a valuation of over $1B. Investors in this round of funding included lead investor Viking Global and existing investor DFJ.
Real estate platform Compass has raised $400 million in a Series F round of funding to help grow its domestic business as well as open internationally. The deal, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund and Qatar Investment Authority, has the company valued at $4.4 billion; double its valuation from last year.
UiPath, a robotic process automation software, closed a Series C financing of $225 million with a $3 billion valuation. Sequoia Capital and CapitalG, Alphabet's investment arm, lead the round.
Gunderson Dettmer is acting as legal advisor to Cornershop, a leading online marketplace for on-demand delivery from retailers in Mexico and Chile, in its $225 million acquisition by Walmart.
Gunderson Dettmer is acting as legal advisor to Opcity, a market leading real estate technology platform, in its $210 million acquisition by News Corp's subsidiary, Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com.
Gunderson Dettmer acted as counsel to Oscar in its recent $375 million financing by CapitalG, the late-stage growth venture capital fund financed by Alphabet Inc.
Gunderson Dettmer is acting as legal advisor to Cartiva, Inc., a private orthopedic medical device company focused on the treatment of osteoarthritis, in its $435 million acquisition by Wright Medical Group N.V.
Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to Duo Security, the leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud, in its $2.35 billion acquisition by Cisco.
Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to SpringCM, a leading cloud-based document generation and contract lifecycle management software company, in its $220 million acquisition by DocuSign. In a definitive agreement announced today, the transaction will further accelerate DocuSign’s broadening of its solution beyond e-signature to the rest of the agreement process—from preparing to signing, acting-on, and managing agreements.
Gunderson Dettmer advised Natera, Inc. in a follow-on public offering of 5,175,000 shares at the price to the public of $20.00 per share for a total of $103,500,000 in aggregate gross proceeds.
Gunderson Dettmer advised the underwriters on Domo, Inc.’s initial public offering of 10,580,000 shares at the price to the public of $21.00 per share for a total of $222,180,000 in aggregate gross proceeds.
Gunderson Dettmer represented Cohesity in its latest $250 million Series D financing round, led by Softbank Vision Fund as well as Cisco Investments, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, early investor Sequoia Capital and others.
Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to ARMO BioSciences (ARMO) in its $1.6 billion acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly). In a definitive agreement announced today, the all-cash transaction will bolster Lilly’s immune-oncology program through the addition of ARMO’s lead product, pegilodecakin, which has demonstrated clinical benefit in multiple tumor types.
Gunderson Dettmer acted as international and M&A counsel to Flipkart in a $16 billion deal that will make Walmart Inc. its largest shareholder. Flipkart, which has been a client since 2011, is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has enabled millions of customers, sellers, merchants, and small businesses to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
Despegar's IPO was shortlisted for “Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR Americas Awards 2018, after meeting its goal of raising $332 million. It was the first overseas initial public offering for an Argentine company in more than 16 months.
Gunderson Dettmer represented Fullscreen in the buyout of the company’s remaining stakeholders. In 2014, controlling interest in Fullscreen was sold to Otter Media, a joint venture created by AT&T and The Chernin Group. AT&T is now buying out The Chernin Group as well as the minority stockholders in Fullscreen and another partially owned subsidiary.
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