Alexa Chu Clinton

Biography

Alexa Clinton
Alexa Chu Clinton is counsel in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Alexa 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.

Alexa has been part of the teams advising on the Technology & IP aspects, as well as on the data privacy and cybersecurity 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.
  • Advent Global Technology, as lead investor, in an investment in HYPR Corp.
  • Advent International in its acquisition of a substantial minority stake in Iodine Software, LLC, in a transaction that valued Iodine at more than $1 billion and its acquisition of a stake in Imperial Dade (a portfolio company of Bain Capital and Audax)
  • American Securities in its $1.37 billion take-private of Foundation Building Materials and Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC in its $1.1 billion sale to LANXESS AG
  • The Apax Digital Fund, as lead investor, in an investment in Guesty, Inc.
  • 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
  • Assembly (a portfolio company of PSG and Advent International) in its acquisition of Pacvue Corporation
  • Avista Public Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Avista Acquisition LP II (an affiliate of Avista Capital Holdings), in its pending $850 million business combination with OmniAb, Inc.
  • 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) and National Carwash Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of Zep Vehicle Care
  • Blackstone in its $300 million acquisition of a minority stake in Recurrent Ventures Inc.; its acquisition of Certified Collectibles Group LLC; its acquisition, alongside Francisco Partners, of Dynamo Software Ltd.; as a participant together with EQT Growth, in a $450 million investment in Epidemic Sound Holding II AB, in a transaction that valued Epidemic at $1.4 billion; and its investments in InCloud, LLC and 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
  • Brookfield Business Partners in its pending $8 billion sale of Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Brookfield Principal Credit LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent for the lenders, in the $928 million 363 asset sale of the North American assets of Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
  • Cornell Capital in its acquisitions of Advancing Eyecare and INW Manufacturing LLC and the acquisition by INW Manufacturing LLC of Capstone Nutrition
  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in CFGI, in a transaction that valued CFGI at $1.9 billion
  • Deluxe Corporation in its $960 million acquisition of First American Payment Systems, L.P.
  • eBay, Inc. in its acquisitions of PhiSix, Cargigi Inc. and the machine translation business of AppTek
  • Facebook, Inc. (n/k/a Meta) in its $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC and led by William P. Foley II, in a $9 billion business combination with Paysafe Limited
  • Fortress Value Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group, in its $1.5 billion business combination with Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials
  • Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. in its acquisitions of Red Hawk, LLC and Western Power Sports, LLC
  • GI Partners in its acquisition of Vast Broadband
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its acquisition of the global commercial semiconductor technology business of International Business Machines Corporation; its up to $740 million sale of Avera Semiconductor LLC; and its $430 million sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant to ON Semiconductor Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs in its $325 million investment in iSpot.tv and its sale of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
  • Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, in its $20 billion business combination with Polestar Performance AB
  • Gores Holdings V, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its $8.5 billion business combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.
  • Gores Holdings VIII, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its pending approximately $1.6 billion business combination with Footprint International Holdco, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Gores Metropoulos II, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by Gores Metropoulos Sponsor II LLC (an affiliate of The Gores Group and Dean Metropoulos), in its $1.925 billion business combination with Sonder Holdings
  • 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
  • Kainos Capital in its acquisition of Bonewerks CulinArte‘
  • 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 $27.5 billion sale to Analog Devices, Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International in its pending $450 million sale of the operations of Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi to CNE (a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. in the sale of its Lehi, UT fab for $900 million in cash
  • NEOGEN Corporation in its pending $5.3 billion combination with the Food Safety business of 3M, in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction that implied an enterprise value of the combined company of $9.3 billion
  • Opera Mediaworks Inc. in its acquisitions of AdColony Inc., SurfEasy, Yvolver, Inc. and adQuota
  • The Oneida Indian Nation in its partnership with Caesars Entertainment
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of a majority stake in Vantage Elevator Solutions
  • Orva in the sale of a 50% stake to Trilantic Capital Partners
  • Providence Equity Partners in its investments in DigitalEd and Sweetwater Sound, Inc. and Grupo TorreSur in its $315 million sale of São Paulo Cinco Locação de Torres Ltda.
  • PSG in its acquisition of a majority stake in Singlewire Software, LLC; its acquisition, together with Blue Star Innovation Partners, of PatientNOW; its strategic investment in Wagepoint Inc.; as lead investor in a $100 million investment in Introhive, Inc.; the sale of its controlling interest in Tribute Technology Holdings, LLC; Propertybase in its sale to Lone Wolf Technologies; and Vehlo Holdings LP in its sale of a majority stake to a consortium led by Greater Sum Ventures, with PSG remaining a significant investor in Vehlo
  • Redbox Entertainment Inc. in its pending sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of SmartThings
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in its sale of Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Snow Phipps Group (n/k/a TruArc Partners) 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
  • Storytel AB, a publicly traded company portfolio company of EQT, in its $135 million acquisition of Audiobooks.com
  • Sumeru Equity Partners in its $300 million acquisition of beqom SA (a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs and Eurazeo)
  • SumUp Payments Limited in its $317 million acquisition of Fivestars, Inc.
  • Synopsys, Inc. in its acquisitions of Coverity, Goanna Software, Atrenta, Winter Logic and Codenomicon and asset acquisitions from Quotium Technologies and Silicon Vision
  • TCV in its investment in Newsela, Inc. and, as lead investor, in a $200 million investment in Aviatrix Systems, Inc.
  • 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
  • TimeClock Plus, LLC (a portfolio compberany of Providence Equity Partners) in its acquisition of Humanity.com Inc. (n/k/a Humanity.com LLC)
  • Trebia Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of Trasimene Capital Management and Bridgeport Partners, in its $1.4 billion business combination with System1, LLC
  • TPG Tech Adjacencies, as lead investor, in a $300 million investment in Age of Learning, Inc.
  • TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc. in its merger with Vacasa LLC
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (a portfolio company of Brookfield Business Partners) in its pending acquisition of BHI Energy
  • Yahoo Inc. in its acquisitions of Flurry, Inc., Sparq, Tomfoolery, Cooliris, Inc. and BrightRoll, Inc. and the $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc.

Alexa is recommended for Patents: Licensing by Legal 500 US and is recognized as a “Rising Star” in New York and Northern California for Technology Transactions by Super Lawyers*.

Alexa 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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