Chuck Walker, resident in the firm's Houston office, regularly counsels publicly traded technology companies and private equity sponsors in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, restructurings, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate matters.

He has handled matters for clients ranging from acquisitions in excess of a billion dollars to small early round equity investments.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chuck was a member of DLA Piper's Northern California corporate practice. Chuck began his legal career as an associate in the private equity group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis.

  • Representative Public Company Transactions

    • AVG Technologies (AVG) in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Avast
    • Barracuda Networks (CUDA) in its acquisition of Intronis (2015) and C2C Systems Limited (UK) (2014)
    • Baxter International (BAX) in its $380 million acquisition of Baxa Corporation and in its acquisition of Prism Pharmaceuticals for consideration up to $338 million
    • Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) in the acquisition of Epidemico, Inc. (2014)
    • Extreme Networks (EXTR) in its US$180 million acquisition of Enterasys Networks (2013)
    • NetApp (NTAP) in its US$870 million cash acquisition of SolidFire (2016), as well as acquisitions of the SteelStore business of Riverbed Technology (RVBD) (2014), Ion Grid (2013) and CacheIQ (2012)
    • Viavi Solutions (VIAV), formerly, JDS Uniphase (JDSU), in various transactions, including its acquisition of Trendium (2014) and Time-Bandwith Products AG of Switzerland (2014)

    Representative Private Company Transactions

    • Arsenal Capital Partners in its acquisition of International Fiber Corporate and subsequent follow-on acquisitions of Fibred, Inc., and Allied Blending & Ingredients, Inc.
    • Arsenal Capital Partners in the creation of its Specialty Foam platform, related investments in Elite Foam, Inc., and Pacific Urethanes LLC and agreement to acquire the foam production assets of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    • Arsenal Capital Partners in its sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants to American Securities and its sale of Source Refrigeration and HVAC, Inc., to the Audax Group
    • Cayan, a portfolio company of Parthenon, in its acquisition of CPStx
    • CIVC Partners in its acquisition of KS Energy Services and subsequent follow-on acquisition of Southeast Connections LLC
    • Monomoy Capital Partners in sale of Barjan, LLC, to TSC Global LLC
    • Olympus Partners' divestiture of K-Mac Holdings Corp. (third largest Taco Bell franchisee in the U.S.)
    • Planet in its acquisition of the Terra Bella satellite business from Google
    • PlanMember Financial in its recapitalization and strategic alliance with AXA Group
    • Water Street Healthcare Partners in the acquisition of AAIPharma, Inc.