Sarah Schaedler

Partner

San Francisco

Sarah Schaedler is a partner in the San Francisco office and co-chair of the Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transactions Group at Orrick.

Sarah’s practice focuses on structuring and negotiating the intellectual property aspects of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business divestitures and commercial transactions where software and technology are the principal assets. Sarah routinely advises on carve-outs and business separation transactions and helps clients with structuring and implementing their intellectual property and technology separation roadmap.

Sarah has counseled several companies in their preparation for a divestiture and understands the issues a buyer is focused on in the context of intellectual property matters. She regularly helps companies implement remediation steps around their intellectual property assets to help them to a successful closing.

She has significant experience advising private equity funds on investments involving companies that are driven by technology & innovation, as well as intellectual property reliant consumer product companies and companies that are stepping into digitalization.

Sarah is also a member of Orrick’s ESG working group and involved in thought leadership projects related to ESG diligence matters on corporate transactions.

Educated and trained in Germany, France and the United States, Sarah’s international experience provides her with additional knowledge on cross-border transactions and international matters.

    • A private equity investment firm in connection with a $1.3 billion acquisition of an insurance software platform provider.
    • A private equity investment firm in connection with a $2.1 billion carve-out of a restaurant chain.
    • A private equity investment firm in connection with a $1 billion take-private of a security software provider.
    • A private equity investment firm in connection with a $3 billion sale of a cloud computing company.
    • A private equity investment firm in a combined share and asset purchase of electronic invoicing and payment solutions business.
    • A private equity investment firm in connection with the carve-out sale of a division of an imaging technology provider.
    • A private equity investment firm in connection with its carve-out acquisition of an international beauty product division of a multinational corporation.
    • A private equity investment firm in an acquisition of a software-based home security systems provider.
    • A fleet management software solutions provider in its add-on acquisition of a SaaS based transportation industry compliance solutions provider.
    • An insurance software platform provider in its add-on acquisition of a cloud software solutions provider for the managing general agent (MGA) market.
    • A provider of a technology platform for the wellness industry in its add-on acquisition of a software development and quality assurance company.
    • A venture capital investment firm in a Series B financing of an online patient health management platform.
    • A venture capital investment firm in a Series C financing of a human resources, payroll and benefits software platform.
    • A venture capital investment firm in a Series C financing of an app analytics and app optimization software provider.
    • A consumer products company in the food industry with respect to IP-related form agreement infrastructure.
    • A security software provider in connection with its global transfer pricing program and the implementation of several related inter-company agreements.
    • A pet care company in connection with its re-branding strategy and related trademark prosecution matters.
    • Several private equity funds in connection with the implementation of CCPA related compliance measures on the fund level.