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San Francisco, California 94105
is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of Orrick's Corporate Group. Ms. Shin advises private and public companies on a full range of their corporate needs, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and capital raising transactions. In particular, Ms. Shin has extensive experience with cross-border transactions. Ms. Shin has acted as lead M&A counsel in numerous transactions representing clients both on the sell-side and buy-side. She has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, life sciences, energy, semiconductors, and consumer products and retail. As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Ms. Shin also represents high growth technology companies and venture capital and other investors and has extensive experience with start-up companies in their formation, debt and equity financings, private placements and general corporate counseling.
Representative engagements include the following examples:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Applied Precision, Inc., a cellular imaging company, in its sale to GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, in the sale of a 50 percent interest to and formation of a joint venture with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGM: SPPI) to develop and market Zevalin in the United States.
Dorado Network Systems Corporation, a leader in collaborative cloud computing applications and architecture to the financial services industry, in its sale to CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a provider of information, analytics and business services.
Nexus Biosystems, Inc., a leader in automated compound and sample management solutions for life sciences, in its sale to Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS).
SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW), a communications holding company, in the US$173 million acquisition of Everest Broadband, Inc. and the dispositions of its wireless business to Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and, its directory publishing business to GateHouse Media, Inc. (NYSE: GHS).
iParadigms, LLC, a leading provider of anti-plagiarism software, in the sale of a controlling interest to Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm.
Hands on Video Relay Services, Inc., a provider of Internet-based, audio and video relay services, in its merger with GoAmerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOAM).
Ditan Corporation, an interactive software distributor, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Cinram International, the world's largest provider of pre-recorded multimedia products.
Breg (Nasdaq: OFIX), a developer of orthopedic reconstructive products and an Orthofix International N.V. company, in the sale of the PainCare product line to LMA International N.V.
Financings and Strategic Investments
Acer, Inc., world's second largest computer manufacturer, in its acquisition of a strategic equity stake in Fuhu, Inc.
JP Morgan Global Special Opportunities Group, in its investment in Trony Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a PRC-based solar technology company.
NT Pharma, a distributor in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, in an investment by TPG, a leading global private investment firm.
StemCyte, Inc., an umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation and therapeutic products company, in numerous rounds of preferred stock financings by venture capital firms.
Sojitz Corporation, a Japanese trading company, in its strategic investment in NetEnrich, Inc., a U.S. provider of IT infrastructure management and optimization services.
VantagePoint Venture Partners, an international venture capital firm, in its investment in ChaCha, Masala, Inc. and other portfolio companies.
WI Harper, in its investment in Innovation Works (China).
Cross Border Transactions
Acer Inc., the Taiwan-based, world's number four personal computer vendor and number two notebook vendor, in its US$320 million acquisition of Silicon Valley based iGware, Inc.
Advance Pressure Technology, a U.S.-based manufacturer of semiconductor equipment components, in its sale to publicly held, Japan-based SMC Corporation, a manufacturer of pneumatic automation products.
InSync Software, Inc., a provider of RFID and sensor-driven application software, in its sale to RFID Invest AG, an international investment firm focused on RFID technology.
Pacific Millennium Corporation in its China paper processing joint ventures with International Paper and Stone Containers.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a U.S.-based world leader in software for semiconductor manufacturing, in its acquisition of semiconductor IP product development assets of Canada-based MOSAID Technologies, Inc. (TX: MSD).
|Areas of Practice||1) Mergers & Acquisitions, 2) Private Equity, 3) Corporate, 4) Technology Companies Group and 5) China|
|Law School||J.D., University of California, Hastings|
|Education||B.A., University of Notre Dame|
|Bar Member / Association||State bar of California|
|Most recent firm||Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP|
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