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Stephen Salmon

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Mr. Salmon is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in Northern California. He has extensive experience in both mergers and acquisitions transactions and a variety of capital markets offerings for clients across many industries.

Work Highlights

• World Kitchen on its acquisition by GP Investments Acquisition Corp.
• Ingram Micro in its pending sale to Tianjin Tianhai, a subsidiary of China's HNA Group
• Dialog Semiconductor in its attempted acquisition of  Atmel
• Dialog Semiconductor on its acquisition of iWatt
• J.P. Morgan on the acquisition of Dell by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners
• Reliance Steel on its acquisition of Metals USA
• Mirion Technologies and affiliated funds of American Capital on the acquisition of Mirion by Charterhouse Capital Partners
• Blue Coat Systems on its acquisition by an investor group led by Thoma Bravo
• Vector Capital on its acquisition of Gerber Scientific and concurrent disposition of assets
• Oracle on multiple public and private acquisitions and dispositions, including the acquisitions of Art Technology Group, Phase Forward, GoldenGate, Hyperion, Stellent and Metasolv
• Citigroup on multiple loan portfolio dispositions
• NYSE Euronext on its acquisition of APX, and APX’s subsequent merger with BlueNext
• W Capital on multiple primary and secondary investments in technology companies

• The underwriters on the initial public offerings of Aimmune Therapeutics, Virgin America, Coherus BioSciences, Violin Memory, UCP and Internet Brands
• Cadence, Reliance Steel and Leidos on their investment-grade notes offerings
• Convertible notes offerings by Citrix, Accuray, Invensense, Beckman Coulter and others

• Public reporting, securities compliance and corporate governance advice for companies like Dialog Semiconductor, Leidos, Roper, Blue Coat Systems and Mirion Technologies

Mr. Salmon is recognized as a leader in the legal industry:
• Super Lawyers – “Rising Star,” 2012-2016
• Daily Journal – "Top 40 Under 40," 2016

Professional History

• Partner, 2015-present
• Associate, 2006-2015

Stephen Salmon is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment VC-Backed Company IPOs - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Exit Strategies - Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Friday, June 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio VC-Backed Company IPOs - VC-Backed Company IPOs , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Exit Strategies - Exit Strategies, Friday, June 01, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg VC-Backed Company IPOs - VC-Backed Company IPOs , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Exit Strategies - Exit Strategies, Friday, June 01, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Thursday, June 07, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Transcripts  Transcripts Exit Strategies - Exit Strategies, Friday, June 01, 2018

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