Alexa Chu Clinton


Alexa Clinton
Alexa Chu Clinton is counsel in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Ms. Clinton participates in the representation of clients in a variety of industries in matters relating to the licensing, acquisition, development, sale, use and commercial exploitation of intellectual property. She has experience in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions as well as in stand-alone intellectual property transactions.

Ms. Clinton has been part of the teams advising on the Technology & IP aspects of:

  • 605 in its strategic data partnership with Charter Communications
  • Adobe Systems Incorporated in its acquisitions of Fotolia LLC, TubeMogul Inc., Aviary, Inc., Livefyre, Inc., Mixamo, Inc. and of certain assets comprising the Digital Analytix business of comScore, Inc.
  • American Securities in its $1.37 billion take-private of Foundation Building Materials
  • Apergy Corporation (n/k/a ChampionX Corporation) in a Reverse Morris Trust acquisition of ChampionX (f/k/a Nalco Champion) from Ecolab Inc. creating an entity with a combined $7.4 billion enterprise value
  • Belmond Ltd. in its $3.2 billion sale to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
  • Berkshire Partners in its majority recapitalization of National Carwash Solutions Inc. (a portfolio company of AEA Investors)
  • Blackstone Growth in its investment in ISN Software Corporation, in a transaction that valued ISN over $2 billion
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a 61.2% stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC
  • eBay, Inc. in its acquisitions of PhiSix, Cargigi Inc. and the machine translation business of AppTek
  • Facebook, Inc. in its $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Trasimene Capital FT, LP II, in its pending $9 billion merger with Paysafe Group Holdings Limited
  • Fortress Value Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group, in its acquisition of Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials, together the owner and operator of Mountain Pass in a stock-for-stock transaction that valued the combined company at $1.5 billion
  • Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.
  • GI Partners in its acquisition of Vast Broadband
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its up to $740 million sale of Avera Semiconductor LLC; in its acquisition of the global commercial semiconductor technology business of International Business Machines Corporation; and in its $430 million sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant to ON Semiconductor Corporation
  • Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Metropoulos & Co., in its $3.4 billion merger with Luminar Technologies, Inc.
  • Hayfin Capital Management in, together with EW Healthcare Partners, a $100 million convertible preferred equity investment in MiMedx Group, Inc. and Hayfin, as lender, in the concurrent provision of $75 million term facilities for MiMedx
  • Infinite Electronics, Inc. (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in the sale of its Kaelus Brands subsidiary to Microdata Telecom Innovation AB
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. in its approximately $2.9 billion acquisition of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business from Google Inc.
  • LIN Media LLC (a portfolio company of Kainos Capital) in its $2.6 billion merger with Media General, Inc.
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in its $21 billion sale to Analog Devices, Inc.
  • Opera Mediaworks Inc. in its acquisitions of AdColony Inc., SurfEasy, Yvolver, Inc. and adQuota
  • The Oneida Indian Nation in its partnership with Caesars Entertainment
  • Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners in its strategic investment in Wagepoint Inc. and in its acquisition, together with Blue Star Innovation Partners, of PatientNOW
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of SmartThings
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in its sale of Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Snow Phipps Group in its sale of Kele, Inc. and Brook & Whittle Limited in its acquisition of Label Impressions, Inc., Wizard Labels LLC, the assets of Innovative Labeling Solutions, Inc. and substantially all of the assets of Tri Print LLC
  • Synopsys, Inc. in its acquisitions of Coverity, Goanna Software, Atrenta, Winter Logic and Codenomicon and asset acquisitions from Quotium Technologies and Silicon Vision
  • Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (TZS) as sponsor in its approximately $1 billion sponsored spin-off of Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd with TZS investing $298 million for an approximately 29% stake in Maxeon
  • Yahoo Inc. in its acquisitions of Flurry, Inc., Sparq, Tomfoolery, Cooliris, Inc. and BrightRoll, Inc. and in the $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc.

Ms. Clinton is also recognized as a “Rising Star” in Northern California for Technology Transactions by Super Lawyers*.

Ms. Clinton received her J.D., with honors, from The University of Chicago Law School, where she served as Comment Editor on The University of Chicago Law Review and on the board of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and her B.A. from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she studied the economic framework of intellectual property protection and digital technology.

*Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service

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