ROBERT T. ISHII

Partner
Mergers & Acquisitions

EXPERIENCE:

Robert Ishii is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's San Francisco office, where he is a senior member of the firm's mergers and acquisitions group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, contests for corporate control, and related corporate governance and counseling.

Rob's extensive transactional experience includes more than 200 completed M&A transactions valued at over $120 billion. He has represented public and private companies, private equity funds, and financial advisors in negotiated and hostile transactions in the technology, medical technology, biotechnology, media, telecommunications, and other industries.

Rob is active in the management of the firm and the San Francisco office. He has served on the firm's Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, and Real Estate Committee.

SELECT TRANSACTIONS:
  • Microchip in its $3.6 billion acquisition of Atmel, after the termination of its existing transaction with Dialog Semiconductor
  • HomeAway in its $3.9 billion acquisition by Expedia
  • Pharmacyclics in its $21 billion acquisition by AbbVie
  • Stemcentrix' founder and principal stockholder in its $6 billion acquisition by AbbVie
  • Microchip Technology in its $840 million acquisition of Micrel
  • Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) in its $800 million acquisition by a Chinese investment group led by SummitView Capital, after a public bidding war with Cypress Semiconductor
  • Yodlee in its $660 million acquisition by Envestnet
  • Technicolor in its $600 million acquisition of Cisco's Connected Device Division
  • Seragon Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Roche for up to $1.7 billion
  • Omnivision in its pending $1.9 billion acquisition by an investment group led by Hua Capital
  • PneumRx in its acquisition by BTG for up to $475 million
  • Aragon Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson for up to $1 billion, and in the related spinoff of Seragon Pharmaceuticals
  • Verinata Health in its acquisition by Illumina for up to $450 million
  • Wright Medical in its acquisition of Biomimetic for $380 million in cash, stock and contingent value rights
  • Outdoor Channel in its $270 million acquisition by Kroenke Sports, after termination of its previously announced acquisition by Intermedia Partners
  • SARcode Bioscience in its acquisition by Shire for up to $685 million
  • Microchip Technology in its $940 million acquisition of Standard Microsystems Corp.
  • Quanticel Pharmaceuticals in its strategic R&D collaboration with Celgene (including an option to acquire the company)
  • Rambus in its $340 million acquisition of Cryptography Research
  • Calistoga Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Gilead Sciences for up to $600 million
  • Ardian in its acquisition by Medtronic for up to $1.5 billion
  • Actel in its $590 million acquisition by Microsemi
  • Microchip Technology in its $300 million acquisition of Silicon Storage Technology via unsolicited bid after a previously announced transaction
  • Varian in its $1.5 billion acquisition by Agilent Technologies
  • Acclarent in its $785 million acquisition by Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson company)
  • Logitech in its $405 million acquisition of Lifesize Communications
  • Wind River Systems in its $900 million acquisition by Intel
  • CoreValve in its $775 million acquisition by Medtronic
  • Francisco Partners in $720 million sale of Metrologic Instruments
  • Google in multiple acquisitions
  • Twitter in multiple acquisitions
  • More transactions
  • Please see wsgr.com for a complete list of transactions.
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • A.B., Cornell University
HONORS:
  • Recognized in the 2012-2017 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Recognized as a "Life Science Star" in the finance and transactional section of LMG Life Sciences in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: M&A
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York

Contact Information

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone | 415-947-2040

Email | Robert Ishiirishii@wsgr.com


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