Orrick Advises Microsoft on the Acquisition of an Industry-Leading Provider of 3D Physics


A cross-practice Orrick team advised Microsoft in its key acquisition of Havok, a leading provider of 3D physics, from Intel. Havok operates in the video games sector, providing tools to companies such as Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Activision, and their technology has led to the creation of over 600 games. 
“This is a strategic acquisition for Microsoft as it bolsters their technological capabilities, and also represents another touchpoint in its relationship with Orrick,” said Richard Vernon Smith, a partner in Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity Practice.
The team brought together attorneys from Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity, IP and Technology Companies Groups, and inclu​ded Richard, Nancy Chen, Sam Haviland, Steve Malvey and Dan Yost.