Matthew Gemello

Partner

Silicon Valley

Matthew Gemello, a corporate partner in the Silicon Valley office, leads our global Corporate Business unit.

A seasoned deal lawyer, Matthew guides global technology companies and their financial sponsors through transformational domestic and cross-border transactions.  These deals range from private company buyouts and public takeovers in the US and around the world, to complex, multi-jurisdictional spinoffs and business carveouts.

Matthew has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous publications, including Legal 500 and he was selected by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 10 Innovative Corporate Lawyers in California.

    • Zynga in its acquisition of Chartboost (announced deal value US$250 million).
    • Aria Energy in its de-SPAC business combination with Rice Acquisition Corporation and Archaea Energy (announced deal value $1.15 billion) (2021).
    • Workday in its acquisition of Peakon ApS (announced deal value US$700 million) (2021) and Zimit (2021)(pending).
    • Clover Health in its de-SPAC business combination with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III  (announced deal value US$3.7 billion) (2020).
    • Trimble Navigation in its acquisition of CityWorks (2019), Viewpoint from Bain (announced deal value US$1.2 billion) (2018), Müller-Elektronik GmbH (2017), Savcor Holding Oy (2017), Silvdata AB Oy (2017), Stabiplan Holding B.V. (2017), Network Mapping Group Limited (2017), PacketMobile Communications AB (2015), Vianova Systems AS (2015), Spatial Dimensions Holdings Limited (2015), Nexala Ltd. (2014), Amtech Group Ltd. (2014), Load Systems Holdings Ltd (2014), Information Alignment Pty Ltd (2014), Manhattan Software Group Ltd (2013-2014), Actronic Holdings Limited (2013), CSC World (Cobco 387 Limited) (2013), Ashtech S.A.S. (2010-2011); and several confidential non-public transactions.
    • Turn/River Capital in its acquisition of ActiveState Software (2020), JSCAPE (2020), Paramount Technologies (2020),  Advanced Systems Concepts (2019) and other confidential non-public transactions.
    • Bayer AG in its Blue Rock Therapeutics joint venture (2017) and its subsequent buyout (announced enterprise value US$1 billion) (2019), its pharma collaboration with OneDrop (2020), its vertical farming joint venture with Temasek (2020), the sale of its global vegetable seeds business to BASF (announced deal value US$1.19 billion) (2018), its PROTAC joint venture with Arvinas (2019), its Joyn Bio joint venture with Ginkgo Bioworks (2017) and more than 15 venture investments through its LEAPs arm.
    • Toyota in its investments in Pony.ai (2020), Didi (2019), Joby (2019) and a series of confidential non-public transactions in the Mobility space.
    • Maxim Integrated Products in its acquisitions of Icron Technologies (2018), Volterra Semiconductor (NasdaqGM: VLTR) (announced deal value US$607 million) (2013), SensorDynamics AG (announced deal value US$166 million) (2011), Teridian Semiconductor from Golden Gate (announced deal value US$315 million) (2010), Phyworks Limited (announced deal value US$72 million) (2010), and numerous divestitures and other confidential non-public transactions.