Matthew Gemello


Silicon Valley

Matthew Gemello, a corporate partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of Orrick's M&A and Private Equity group.

A seasoned deal lawyer, Matthew guides global technology companies and their financial sponsors through transformational domestic and cross-border transactions.

Matthew leads our global Corporate Business Unit and our global M&A and Private Equity practice.

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

Matthew recently advised on the Clover Health de-SPAC transaction, and is leading our teams on four other active confidential de-SPAC transactions.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Turn/River Capital in its acquisition of Advanced Systems Concepts (2019), ActiveState Software (2020), JSCAPE (2020), Paramount Technologies (2020) 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 10 venture investments through its LEAPs arm.
    • Toyota in its investments in (2020), Didi (2019), Joby (2019) and a series of confidential non-public transactions in the Mobility space.