Matthew Gemello


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 United States 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.

    • SAP in its acquisition of WalkMe (announced deal value US$1.5 billion) (2024).
    • Workday in its acquisition of HiredScore (2024), Peakon ApS (announced deal value US$700 million) (2021), Zimit (2021) and VDNLY (announced deal value US$510 million) (2021).
    • Zynga in its acquisition of Chartboost (announced deal value US$250 million).
    • 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); sale of Time and Frequency, LOADRITE, Spectra Precision Tools and SECO accessories businesses to Precisional LLC, an affiliate of private equity firm The Jordan Company (2022), and several confidential non-public transactions.
    • Turn/River Capital in its strategic investment in Paessler AG (2024), the acquisitions of Redwood International Business Group BV (2021), Teli Communications (2021), ActiveState Software (2020), JSCAPE (2020), Paramount Technologies (2020), Advanced Systems Concepts (2019), and the sale of CoSoSys (2024), Invincti Security Corp (2021), and other confidential non-public transactions.
    • True Wind Capital in its investment in W Energy Software (2022) and Envoy Global (2022), and other confidential non-public strategic investments and acquisitions.
    • 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 the subsequent sale to Joyn (2022), and more than 20 venture investments through its LEAPs arm.
    • Toyota in its investments in Aurora Innovation (2020) and its subsequent de-SPAC business combination (2021), (2020), Didi (2019), Joby (2019) and its subsequent de-SPAC business combination (2021) and a series of confidential non-public transactions in the Mobility space.
    • SunFunder in its acquisition of Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers (2022). (2022)
    • Aria Energy in its de-SPAC business combination with Rice Acquisition Corporation and Archaea Energy (announced deal value $1.15 billion) (2021).
    • Clover Health in its de-SPAC business combination with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III (announced deal value US$3.7 billion) (2020).
    • Getaround in its de-SPAC business combination with InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. (announced deal value US$1.2 billion) (2022).
    • Local Bounti on its de-SPAC business combination with Leo Holdings (announced deal value US$1.1 billion) (2021).
    • 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.