Gregory T. Davidson

Gregory T. Davidson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Palo Alto office and Co-Chair of the firm's Emerging Technologies Practice Group. He is also a member of each of Gibson Dunn’s Corporate Transactions, M&A, Capital Markets, and Private Equity Practice Groups. Mr. Davidson's corporate practice includes extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, corporate finance and general business law matters. He regularly advises public company clients in connection with SEC filings, public disclosure, corporate governance and other securities laws matters.

Mr. Davidson also represents venture capitalists and corporate strategic investors, as well as companies in connection with private placements of equity and debt, and he counsels start-up and emerging growth companies in all aspects of their corporate legal requirements.

Mr. Davidson represented Intel Capital in connection with its $600 million investment in Clearwire -- at the time the largest ever venture capital transaction. Later, he again represented Intel Capital for its $1 billion investment in the entity formed by the merger of Sprint’s WiMAX business and Clearwire, its additional investment in Clearwire, and the acquisition of Clearwire by Sprint Nextel. Mr. Davidson served as counsel to Accuray Incorporated, developer of the CyberKnife radiosurgery system, with respect to its strategic alliance agreement with Siemens and its merger agreement with TomoTherapy. He also represented Allergan in connection with its collaboration and co-promotion agreements with, and subsequent acquisition of, MAP Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Mr. Davidson represented MTC Holdings, a port terminal operator, in connection with its acquisition by Highstar Capital private equity fund.

Mr. Davidson is named in Chambers USA – American Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leader for his mergers and acquisitions practice and his venture capital practice.

Mr. Davidson joined Gibson Dunn in 1988 after earning his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He received his Bachelor's degree with distinction in political science and economics from Stanford University in 1985. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way Silicon Valley.
Representative Transactions Handled by Gregory T. Davidson
Selected Mergers and Acquisitions

Intel Corporation

Simultaneous merger of Clearwire Corporation and Sprint-Nextel’s WiMAX business and investment by Intel and others in the combined entity
Acquisition by Sprint Nextel of 100% of Clearwire (including Intel’s equity interest)
Acquisition of Kno, Inc., an educational software and e-textbook platform developer
Acquisition of Omek Interactive, an Israeli developer of gesture recognition interface software
Acquisition of InVision Biometrics, an Israeli 3-D gesture recognition technology developer
Acquisition of Telmap, an Israeli location-based services provider
Sale of Numonyx Holdings (a joint venture of Intel, STMicroelectronics) to Micron Technology
Various acquisitions of other strategic target companies

Xilinx, Inc.

Acquisition of AccelChip, a provider of synthesis software tools for building digital signal processing (DSP) systems
Acquisition of Hier Design, a developer of hierarchical floor planning and analysis software for FPGAs
Acquisition of Triscend, a developer of field configurable systems-on-chip devices
Acquisition of MI Acquisition, a software tools developer
Acquisition of Philips Semiconductors' line of low-power CPLDs

Allergan, Inc.

Acquisition of MAP Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company
Acquisition of Aczone® product line from QLT

Accuray Incorporated

Acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated, a radiation therapy company
Acquisition of Mophormics, Inc., a medical imaging technology company

National Veterinary Associates

Representation of senior management team in acquisition by Ares Management

CKE Enterprises

Representation of senior management team in acquisition by Roark Capital

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Acquisition of Peplin Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, by LEO Pharma

St. Jude Medical

Acquisition of Savacor, a developer of heart failure diagnostic and therapy guidance products

Building Materials Holding Corporation (BMC Select)

Numerous acquisitions of building materials and construction services providers

MTC Holdings/Marine Terminals Corporation

Acquisition of MTC Holdings, a port terminal operator, by Highstar Capital private equity fund
Various acquisitions of port terminal operators

Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital

Various transactions

Western Digital Corporation

Sale of disk media business to Komag
Sale of local area network business to Standard Microsystems
Sale of multimedia products unit to Philips Semiconductors

Hostile Takeovers

PeopleSoft, Inc. – hostile tender offer by Oracle Corporation for $10.3 billion.

Selected Venture Capital and Other Private Financing Transactions

Intel Corporation and Intel Capital – numerous equity investments in high technology companies and related technology licensing agreements
Xilinx, Inc. – numerous equity investments in strategic companies
Bio One Capital Pte Ltd. – represent a subsidiary of EDB Investments, the equity investment arm of the Singapore Development Board, in connection with its investments in multiple companies
Accuray Incorporated -- numerous equity investments in medical technology companies
Prime Focus World – represent global entertainment services company (visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios) in connection with $53 million investment by Macquarie Capital
Vision Capital – numerous venture capital investments
St. Jude Medical – numerous equity investments in medical device and medical technology companies
GE Medical Systems – numerous equity investments in medical device and medical technology companies and related distribution agreements
Broadlane, Inc. – convertible preferred and common stock financing
Cadence Design Systems – numerous equity investments in strategic companies
Rustic Canyon Partners – numerous venture capital investments
Trinity Ventures – Series D Preferred Stock investment in Jobster
Mobility Network Systems – Series B and Series C Preferred Stock financings
Àccom, Inc. – a public company – private equity financing and a private convertible debt financing

Selected Public Financing Transactions

Certicom, Inc., a Canadian encryption technology company

a simultaneous Canadian and Nasdaq public offering on Form F-10
a simultaneous Canadian public offering and US private offering

Leasing Solutions, Inc., a lessor of computer and communications equipment

LSI's initial public offering of its common stock
LSI's secondary (follow-on) public offering of its common stock

Building Materials Holding Corporation – secondary (follow-on) offering of its common stock

Gryphon Investors – Sale of Celerity Group and recapitalization of Kinetics Systems
Building Materials Holding Corporation – Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Start-Up Companies

Broadlane, Inc. (e-commerce healthcare supplies marketplace)
Mobility Network Systems, Inc. (wireless technology)
eCash Technologies, Inc. (electronic cash company)
Alventive, Inc. (e-engineering design integration)

Other Contract Negotiation

Allergan, Inc.

Collaboration agreement and co-promotion agreement with MAP Pharmaceuticals relating to acute migraine drug
License and collaboration agreement and discovery alliance agreement with Molecular Partners relating to pharmaceutical products for retinal diseases

Accuray Incorporated

Strategic alliance agreement with Siemens
License agreement with CyberHeart

GE Healthcare (formerly GE Medical Systems)

A production agreement for an amorphous silicon flat panel X-ray imaging detector with EG&G
A distributor agreement for hardware and software products to aid mammography screening process with R2 Technology
An operating agreement with

Tenet Healthcare Corporation – formation of a joint venture with Ventro Corporation to create business-to-business e-commerce marketplace for the healthcare supply industry (Broadlane)

MTC Holdings/Marine Terminals Corporation – various joint ventures

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Emerging Technologies, 2) Capital Markets, 3) Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits, 4) FDA and Health Care, 5) Investment Funds, 6) Life Sciences, 7) Mergers and Acquisitions and 8) Private Equity
Law School The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1988
Education Stanford University, B.A.,1985
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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