Alex Purtill

Biography

Alex Purtill
Alex Purtill is a counsel in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office specializing in Private Equity, Growth Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions transactions. He represents financial and strategic clients in various acquisition and restructuring transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, growth equity and venture capital investments and recapitalizations.

Mr. Purtill has worked in Weil’s New York and Silicon Valley offices, starting in 2007. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Purtill was an associate at an Australian-based international firm in the Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Group.

Mr. Purtill has been an active member of the Firm’s green committee throughout his career at Weil, and has a varied pro bono practice, working with asylees, refugees, veterans, the board of directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, as well as a number of social responsibility organizations.

Experience

Private Equity and Growth Capital

  • Genstar Capital in various transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of Power Products Holdings LLC from Sentinel Capital Partners and in its partial sale to Brunswick Corporation.
    • Its acquisition of Infinite RF Holdings, Inc. from Windjammer Capital Investors.
    • Its acquisition of Ohio Transmission Corporation from Irving Place Capital.
  • Infinite Electronics, Inc. (formerly Infinite RF Holdings, Inc.), a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in numerous restructurings, commercial transactions and acquisitions, including its acquisition of L-com, Inc. from Odyssey Investment Partners and the RF Microwave business from Smiths, Inc.
  • Trive Capital, in various transactions, including:
    • Its acquisitions of Picture Head, Picture Shop and Formosa Group.
    • The acquisition by Picture Head Holdings of The Farm Limited.
    • The acquisition by portfolio company Valence Surface Technologies of the surface and finishing business of Triumph Group.
    • The sale of Valence Surface Technologies to ATL.
  • Technology Crossover Ventures in various transactions, including:
    • Its sale of a majority stake in Merkle Group Inc. to Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
    • Its sale of Dollar Shave Club, Inc., a provider of razors and other shaving products via subscription service, to Conopco, Inc.
    • Its acquisition and later sale of SaaS experience management company Sitecore Corporation A/S (Denmark) to EQT VII.
  • Perella Weinberg Partners in its acquisition of Alloy Die Casting Company.
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity in its acquisition of XebiaLabs.
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in various transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of Velocity Technology Corporation.
    • The acquisition by portfolio company Velocity Technology Corporation in various transactions, including the acquisitions of Velos-IT Limited, iXtend, Inc. and Titan Technology.
  • WP Engine in its sale to Silver Lake.
  • ORIX Global Asset Management in its sale of a portion of ORIX Capital Fund I to ICG Orbit Partners and Committed Advisors.
  • Sequoia Capital in its investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Okta.
  • TPG Growth in its investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Viacyte.
  • Core Scientific Inc. in its issuance of Series A Preferred Stock.
  • Concur Technologies in multiple investments including StayNTouch, Visage Mobile and Trover.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Restructurings

  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board and PFA Pensions in their separate investments in Avantor and in connection with the IPO of Avantor.
  • Acquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of certain litigation assets.
  • Torchlight Investors Inc. in connection with the IPO of joint venture portfolio company Plymouth Industrial REIT.
  • Yahoo Inc. in acquisition of MSKYNET Inc.
  • J.Crew Group, Inc. in its $566.5 million private exchange with certain noteholders of its outstanding senior PIK toggle notes for $250 million of newly issued senior secured notes, shares of its 7% non-convertible perpetual preferred stock having an initial liquidation preference of up to $190 million, and shares of its common stock representing up to approximately 15% of its common equity.
  • Lenovo in its acquisition of the Motorola business unit from Google.
  • Adobe Systems in its acquisition of social media company Behance.
  • Intel in its acquisition of Voke, Inc.
  • Conversica, LLC in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of SaaS artificial intelligence provider Intelligens LLC.
  • Vonage in its acquisition of Vocalocity, a voice over IP service provider.
  • Dell in its acquisition of Gale Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure automation software.
  • RF Micro Devices in its merger of equals transaction with Triquint Semiconductors.
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES in its acquisition of IBM’s microelectronics business.
  • Synopsys, Inc., in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of source code analysis provider Gecko Holdings Pty Ltd and fault simulation provider Winterlogic Inc.
  • Maxim Integrated Products in the sale of its clock synchronization business to Microsemi Corporation.
  • Getty Images in its $3.3 billion sale to The Carlyle Group.
  • CPU Technology in its sale to The Boeing Company.

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