Hari Raman


San Francisco

Hari Raman, a partner working across our Bay Area offices in our Corporate group, is a member of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices.

Hari represents private equity firms and public, private, emerging and late-stage technology companies in a variety of domestic and international transactions. His experience spans the range of M&A activity, including cross-border deals, SPAC transactions, majority/minority investments, restructurings and general corporate matters. He works closely with serial acquirers implementing their buy-side M&A strategies, and with venture-backed companies, founders and investors in M&A exits and other liquidity transactions.

Hari has extensive experience leading companies in core technology markets through all aspects of the M&A process. He understands the unique issues, deal terms and trends at play in technology M&A, allowing him to optimize for efficiency, transaction execution and results for his clients.

Hari has also previously worked in Asia and the Middle East on complex, cross-border M&A, and leverages that experience in leading M&A transactions across the globe, including China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Orrick, Hari was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is qualified to practice in both California and New York.

  • Select Mergers & Acquisitions:

    • Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) in its carve-out of integrated silicon photonics assets and formation of a new, separate company with Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) providing an open silicon photonics platform.
    • Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) in multiple acquisitions.
    • E. & J. Gallo Winery, in its acquisition of Rombauer Vineyards, producer of wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Sierra Foothills, and the Santa Lucia Highlands.
    • E. & J. Gallo Winery, in its acquisition of Agave Loco LLC, the owner of RumChata, a leading cream liqueur brand and Midwest Custom Bottling LLC, producer of RumChata.
    • Perfect Day and its consumer brands subsidiary, The Urgent Company, in multiple acquisitions and strategic transactions.
    • Heap, Inc., a leading product analytics platform in its cross-border sale to Contentsquare, a global leader in digital experience analytics.
    • SOC Telemed, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLMD), in its acquisition of Access Physicians, a multi-specialty acute telemedicine provider, via a cash and stock purchase transaction valued at approximately $194 million, with additional potential consideration based on performance.
    • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of Qualifacts Systems, Inc. from Great Hill Partners, LLC.
    • Warburg Pincus portfolio companies in multiple add-on acquisitions.
    • Affirm Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFRM) in its acquisition of Yroo Inc., a developer of e-commerce technologies.
    • Routeware, Inc., a portfolio company of Banneker Partners, in five+ add-on acquisitions (including ReCollect, Core Computing Solutions, RouteOptix and Andrews Software).
    • Janrain, Inc., a portfolio company of HighBar Partners specializing in customer identity access management, in its sale to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM).
    • Signpost, Inc., a portfolio company of HighBar Partners providing marketing and communications software, in its acquisition of Securus Contact Systems, a live chat and receptionist service platform.
    • Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, in its $5 billion funding arrangement led by New Residential Investment Corp, Jefferies, Third Point and a unit of Soros Fund Management.
    • Da Vinci Marble, a premier distributor of natural stone and decorative tile, in its sale to Architectural Surfaces, a leading importer and distributor of natural stone, engineered stone and tile for residential and commercial applications.
    • Citus Data, Inc., a leader in the PostgreSQL community, in its sale to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
    • BandPage, Inc., a software applications company in its sale to YouTube (NASDAQ: GOOG).
    • Sidecar Technologies, Inc., a provider of ride-sharing and B2B delivery services in its sale of certain assets to NYSE-listed General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM).
    • IronPlanet Holdings Corporation, an online marketplace for used heavy equipment, in its $758 million sale to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE & TSX: RBA).

    Select SPAC and Reverse Merger transactions:

    • COVA Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Crescent Cove Advisors and affiliates, in its $3.8 billion business combination with ECARX Holdings, Inc.
    • Kineta, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing immunotherapies, in its reverse merger with Yumanity Therapeutics, Inc., along with a $7.5 million PIPE financing.
    • Luminar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZR), a leading lidar autonomous driving company, in its $3.4 billion business combination with Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Dean Metropoulos of Metropoulos & Co.
    • Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR), an EV automaker, in its $2.9 billion business combination with Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc.
    • Volta Inc. (NYSE: VLTA), an EV charging station operator, in its $1.4 billion business combination with Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II.
    • Dave Inc., a banking and personal finance platform, in its $4 billion business combination with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCC), a SPAC sponsored by Victory Park Capital.
    • SOC Telemed, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLMD), a national provider of acute care telemedicine and an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, in its $720 million business combination with Healthcare Merger Corp.

    Select Cross-border transactions:

    • Dole Food Company Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) in its $1.7 billion sale of its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh businesses to ITOCHU Corporation (TYO: 8001).
    • Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a San Francisco-based synthetic biology company, in its acquisition of Genome Compiler Corporation, an Israeli-based private company providing bioscience software.
    • Founder and Chairman Michael Yufeng Chi, in his $900 million going-private acquisition of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PRWD), an internet gaming company based in China.
    • Thales S.A. (Euronext Paris: HO), an international aerospace, defense and security company, in its $400 million acquisition of Vormetric, Inc., a provider of data protection solutions.
    • Thales S.A. (Euronext Paris: HO), an international aerospace, defense and security company, in its up to $215 million acquisition of Guavus, Inc., a provider of real time big data analytics.
    • Prizm Payment Services Pte. Ltd., a privately held ATM services company in India, in its sale to Hitachi India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TYO: 6501).
    • A buyer consortium led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yuqiang Deng in its $155 million going-private acquisition of Sungy Mobile Limited (NASDAQ: GOMO), a mobile internet products and services provider based in China.
    • The Special Committee of Sky-mobi (NASDAQ: MOBI), a mobile application platform and game publisher based in China, in its going-private acquisition.
    • VTech Holdings Limited (HKSE: 303), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global supplier of electronic learning products, in its two-step merger with Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF).
    • Chatter Commerce Inc., maker of mobile shopping keyboard ShopChat, in its sale to Viber Media, an Israeli messaging application company, and Rakuten Inc. (TYO: 4755), Viber’s Japanese e-commerce parent company.
    • Checkout 51 Inc., a privately held company based in Toronto, Canada in its cross-border sale to News America Marketing, a subsidiary of News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS).