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Stephen E. Gillette

Stephen E. Gillette

Jones Day

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Steve Gillette has significant experience representing private equity and other financial sponsors in acquisitions and dispositions of their portfolio companies. He also advises on governance and compliance matters and represents strategic investors in a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt securities offerings, and venture capital investments.

Steve regularly represents financial sponsors and strategic investors including Abbott Labs, Burrill, NBGI, Quilvest, The Riverside Company, and Total SA in acquisition, investment, and disposition transactions. Public and private company clients he advises on a regular basis include Neurotech, SunPower, and Support.com. His recent transactions include: The Riverside Company's sales of Momentum Textiles and Media Source and its purchase of Baby Jogger; Lam Research's $3.3 billion merger of equals with Novellus; Total's $1.3B majority investment in SunPower; Virage Logic's $330 million sale to Synopsys; and SunPower's $3 billion spin-off from Cypress.

Steve regularly speaks at business and legal conferences on IPOs, venture capital, M&A, and corporate governance. He was recently quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding IPOs.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Private Equity
Capital Markets
M&A
Life Sciences Capital Markets
Life Sciences M&A

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

The Legal 500 US (2014) — recommended lawyer for mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts: venture capital and emerging companies

EDUCATION

University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1996; Order of the Coif); University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Communications 1991)

BAR ADMISSIONS

California

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