Steve Gillette has significant experience representing private equity and other financial sponsors in acquisitions and dispositions of their portfolio companies. He also advises on governance and compliance matters and represents strategic investors in a range of transactions including M&A, securities offerings, and minority and strategic investments. Steve also maintains an active emerging companies practice.
Recent representative transactions include: Riverside’s acquisitions of Momentum Textiles, Soothe, Kasasa, and Health and Safety Institute, and its sale of Baby Jogger; Peterson Partners’ investments in Blue Raven Solar, Si Señor Restaurants, and Whitehaven Partners; BlackBerry’s acquisition of Good Technology ($425 million); SAP’s acquisitions of Roambi and Concur Technologies ($8.3 billion); Lam Research’s acquisition of Novellus ($3.3 billion); Specialists on Call’s sale of control to Warburg Pincus; and several strategic investments by Verizon, Total, AbbVie, Gfk, and Citi Ventures. Steve also acts as outside general counsel to several public and private companies.
Steve regularly speaks at business and legal conferences on private equity, M&A, venture capital, and corporate governance, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal as well as in leading industry publications.