Leah Recht

Partner

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Leah Recht is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of Orrick's M&A and Private Equity Group. Her practice focuses on advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their business and advising private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions.

Leah’s representation includes structuring and negotiating various strategic and leveraged acquisitions of public and private targets, divestitures, carveouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, minority and growth investments, restructurings, employment and executive compensation matters, corporate governance and other general corporate counseling matters.

Leah advises clients across a wide range of industries, including tech, software, fintech, food and drug, life sciences, consulting services, retail, education, manufacturing, insurance, printing and transportation.

Leah was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019 as a “Rising Star” for business and corporate law.

Leah is a member of Law360's 2022 Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors for National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), a leader in brain tumor patient advocacy, research, information, and support.

  • Private Equity M&A:

    • Warburg Pincus and certain portfolio companies in acquisitions and divestitures of technology companies
    • Lovell Minnick portfolio company Fortis Payment Systems in its acquisition of of Gearfire Payment Solutions
    • Vista Equity Partners and its portfolio companies in investments in and acquisitions and divestitures of software companies*
    • HGGC and its portfolio companies in investments in and acquisitions and divestitures of software, industrial, business services, insurance and consumer companies*
    • Peak Rock Capital and its portfolio companies in investments in and acquisitions and divestitures of consumer products companies*
    • Gryphon Investors and its portfolio companies in investments in and acquisitions and divestitures of consumer products and industrial growth companies*
    • Tensile Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in investments in consumer and maritime companies*

    Strategic M&A:

    • Weta Digital Ltd.in the US$1.65 billion sale of its cloud-based tools platform to Unity (NYS: U)
    • Starbucks Corporation (NAS: SBUX) in the sale of its Evolution Fresh brand of juices to Bolthouse Farms
    • Twist Bioscience (NAS: TWST) in its US$190 million acquisition of Abveris.
    • Ryzac, Inc., aka Codecademy in its US$525 million sale to SkillSoft (NYS: SKIL)
    • Zimperium in its US$525 million sale to Liberty Strategic Capital and its acquisition of whiteCryption
    • Clever Inc. in its US$500 million sale to Norwegian listed company Kahoot!
    • Sunworks, Inc (NAS: SUNW) in its US$51.8 million acquisition of Solcius, LLC
    • PCF Insurance Services in its leveraged management-led buyout valuing the company at over US$2,2 billion
    • Kognitiv Corporation on the sale of its Intelligent Shopper Solutions (ISS) business

    *Matter handled prior to joining Orrick