Cristina Passoni is an associate in Weil’s Corporate Department and is based in Silicon Valley. Ms. Passoni participates in the representation of public and private companies in a variety of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, equity investments and divestitures.
Ms. Passoni has been part of the teams advising:
- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in its $21 billion sale to Analog Devices, 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.
- PSP Investments as a:
- participant in a $390 million funding round for Grail, Inc.
- minority investor in a $340 million funding round for Netskope, Inc.
- Trive Capital in its sale of Valence Surface Technologies.
- SoftBank Vision Fund in:
- its $500 million investment in Cambridge Mobile Telematics.
- its approximately $175 million investment in C2FO.
- Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ontellus.
- Genstar Capital in:
- together with TA Associates, the acquisition of Orion Advisor Solutions, following the merger of Orion and Brinker Capital.
- Boyd Corporation’s acquisition of Action Fabricators and in its sale of Boyd Corporation.
- Gores Holdings III, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its business combination with Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc. (PAE) (a portfolio company of Platinum Equity).
- TPG Growth, as lead investor, in a $124 million Series B funding round for Prodigy Education.
- Oracle in its acquisition of NetSuite.
Ms. Passoni is also involved in the Firm’s pro bono program and regularly works on intake matters with the Innocence Project.
Ms. Passoni received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, her M.A. from Loyola Marymount University and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.