BRIAN KEYES

Partner
Mergers & Acquisitions

EXPERIENCE:

Brian Keyes is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's mergers and acquisitions practice. Brian represents public and private companies in a wide variety of M&A transactions. His experience includes acquisitions and sales of public and private companies, divisions, and subsidiaries through numerous structures, including mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, and other forms of acquisitions. Brian also advises clients on strategic transactions, including spin-offs, carve-outs, restructurings, and recapitalizations. Prior to joining the firm, Brian practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.

SELECT TRANSACTIONS:
  • Adobe Systems in its acquisition of Demdex
  • Adobe Systems in its acquisition of Efficient Frontier
  • AFCV Holdings in its acquisition of Answers.com
  • Aragon Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson
  • Avocent in its acquisition by Emerson Electric
  • Blade Network Technologies in its acquisition by International Business Machines
  • drugstore.com in its acquisition by Walgreens
  • eHealth in its acquisition of PlanPrescriber
  • Expedia in its acquisition of 61.6% equity stake in trivago
  • Expedia in its acquisition of SeatGuru.com
  • F5 Networks in its acquisition of Traffix Communications Systems
  • F5 Networks in its acquisition of VerSafe
  • FEI in its acquisition of ASPEX Corporation
  • FTI Consulting in its acquisition of Attenex
  • Fusion-io in its acquisition of IO Turbine
  • Fusion-io in its acquisition of NexGen Storage
  • Fusion-io in its acquisition by SanDisk
  • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Locu
  • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Media Temple
  • Juniper Networks in its acquisition of Altor Networks
  • M:Metrics in its acquisition by comScore
  • Occam Networks in its acquisition by Calix
  • Omniture in its acquisition by Adobe Systems
  • Ontela in its acquisition of Photobucket.com
  • Orchestria in its acquisition by CA
  • RealNetworks in its acquisition of WiderThan
  • RealNetworks in its patent sale to Intel Corp.
  • ShareBuilder in its acquisition by ING Bank
  • Vallent in its acquisition by International Business Machines
  • White Electronic Designs in its acquisition by Microsemi
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., Loyola University
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Washington

Contact Information

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone | 206-883-2536

Email | Brian KeyesBKeyes@wsgr.com


Areas of Expertise

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