Kyle C. Krpata

Biography

Kyle C. Krpata
Kyle Krpata is a partner in the Silicon Valley office specializing in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has a wide ranging corporate law practice with particular emphasis on private equity transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions, distressed and bankruptcy acquisitions, SPACs and growth equity and venture capital transactions. Kyle represents private equity firms and public and private companies in a variety of industries. He regularly counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duty, corporate control and other strategic matters.

Kyle is recognized as a leading lawyer for Private Equity and Corporate/M&A in California by Chambers USA, where clients note “he is very sharp and an excellent M&A lawyer,” and as a "Highly Regarded” lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity by IFLR1000. He was named a 2019 “Technology Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal and a 2019 “California Trailblazer” by The Recorder. Kyle is included in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” list. In 2011, he was selected by Investment Dealers' Digest (IDD) for its annual "40 Under 40" list of the top forty up-and-coming professionals in the finance industry.

Experience

Private Equity

  • Advent International in its investment in Thras.io (n/k/a Thrasio, LLC)
  • Blackstone Growth in:
    • its investment in ISN Software Corporation
    • its investment in Vectra AI, Inc.
  • Francisco Partners in its investment in Pet Circle
  • The Gores Group in:
    • its sale of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. to Crestview Partners
    • its sale of United Road Services to Charlesbank Capital Partners
    • its recapitalization and acquisition of US Farathane Corporation
    • the acquisition of Tepso Plastics Mex, SA de CV by US Farathan Corporation
    • its acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. from Azalea Capital, LLC
    • its sale of Sage Automotive Interiors to Clearlake Capital
    • its investment in and sale of Tiburon, Inc.
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with the issuance of approximately $273 million of convertible preferred stock by its portfolio company, Associated Materials Group
  • Oak Hill Capital in various acquisitions and investments
  • PSP Investments in:
    • its investment in Collective Health, Inc.
    • its investment in GRAIL, Inc.
    • its investment in Netskope
    • its investment in Snowflake
  • SoftBank Vision Fund in:
    • its $200 million investment in C2FO
    • its investment in GetYourGuide AG
    • its $2.25 billion investment in GM Cruise Holdings LLC (Cruise) together with a $1.1 billion investment in Cruise by General Motors (GM)
    • its $200 million follow-on minority investment in Cruise, as part of an additional $1.2 billion investment in Cruise by GM and other institutional investors
    • its $500 million investment in Cambridge Mobile Telematics
    • its investment in the Advanced Technologies Group of Uber Technologies Inc., together with Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation and the sale of Advanced Technologies Group to Aurora Innovation
  • TCV in:
    • a $200 million Series E funding round for Aviatrix Systems, Inc., in a transaction that values Aviatrix at $2 billion on a post-money basis
    • its investment in LegalZoom.com, Inc.
    • a $250 million investment in Clio as lead investor, together with JMI Equity
    • its investments in Newsela Inc.
    • its investment in AxiomSL Group, Inc.
    • its investment in Payoneer Inc.
    • its investment in Peloton Interactive Inc.
    • its investment in Silver Peak and the $925 million sale of Silver Peak to Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • a $4 billion preferred stock financing for Bytedance, Ltd., together with SoftBank and KKR among others
    • its investments in Avalara, OneSource Virtual and TOA Technologies
    • its investment in Venafi, Inc. and the sale of Venafi to Thoma Bravo
    • its investment in OneTrust LLC, in a transaction that valued OneTrust at $5.1 billion on a post-investment basis
  • TPG in:
    • its acquisition of preferred stock of Sauce Labs, Inc.
    • a $300 million funding round for Age of Learning, Inc.
    • its investment in Prodigy Education
    • its investment in Calm.com
    • its investment in Reflektive
    • its investment in RefleXion Medical
    • its investment in Trumid

SPAC Transactions

  • Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, in its pending $20 billion business combination with Polestar Performance AB
  • Gores Holdings, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its business combination with Hostess Brands, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $2.3 billion
  • Gores Holdings II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its business combination with Verra Mobility, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion
  • Gores Holdings III, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its $1.55 billion business combination with Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc. (PAE) (a portfolio company of Platinum Equity)
  • Gores Holdings IV, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its business combination with United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC (UWM), in a transaction that values UWM at approximately $16.1 billion
  • 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 VI, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its $2.9 billion business combination with Matterport, 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 $2.2 billion business combination with Sonder Holdings
  • Leafly Holdings, Inc. in its pending $532 million business combination with Merida Merger Corp. I, a SPAC sponsored by Merida Capital Holdings
  • Pace Holdings, a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its business combination with Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., having an initial enterprise value of approximately $1.75 billion
  • TCV, as an investor in Rover, in Rover's $1.6 billion business combination with Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by True Wind Capital
  • TCV, as an investor in Payoneer Inc., in Payoneer’s $3.3 billion business combination with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., a SPAC focused on technology and financial services technology companies

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • ABD Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. in its $1.35 billion merger with Newfront Insurance, Inc.
  • Alibaba in various transactions
  • Anvita Health in its sale to Humana
  • Chewy in its sale to PetSmart
  • Concur Technologies in its acquisitions of TRX and GDSX
  • CSL Behring, a subsidiary of CSL Limited, in its acquisition of Calimmune
  • eBay in its $925 million sale of eBay Enterprise to a consortium that includes Sterling Partners, Permira, Longview Asset Management and Innotrac, an e-commerce fulfillment company
  • Getty Images in numerous acquisitions, including its $3.3 billion sale to The Carlyle Group and its recent re-acquisition of control by the Getty family
  • Numonyx Holdings in its $1.27 billion sale to Micron Technology
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation in various transactions, including its acquisition of ITC Global Holdings from Riverside Partners
  • StatSoft in its sale to Dell

Corporate Venture Capital

  • adidas Ventures in various investments, including Carbon
  • Alibaba in various investments, including its preferred stock investment in PlaceIQ
  • Concur Technologies in multiple investments, including buuteeq, Nor1 and Trover
  • Dell in various strategic venture investments
  • Panasonic Ventures in various strategic investments

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