Marketo to Be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 Billion

On May 31, 2016, Marketo, a leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.79 billion. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is representing Marketo in the transaction.

According to a company press release, Marketo shareholders will receive $35.25 in cash per share, representing a 64 percent premium to the closing price as of May 9, 2016. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The WSGR team representing Marketo in the transaction includes:

Corporate/M&A:
Tony Jeffries
Mike Ringler
Derek Liu
Thomas Earnest
Harry Khanna
Ethan Anderson

Antitrust:
Jamillia Ferris
Christopher Williams

Employee Benefits and Compensation:
Scott McCall
Sriram Krishnamurthy

Finance and Structured Finance:
John Mao
Jill Fulwiler

Technology Transactions:
Suzanne Bell
Khurram Awan

Privacy and Data Protection:
Jon Adams
Matt Staples

Real Estate:
James McCann
Kimberly McMorrow
Jeremiah Nelson
Sean Wilkinson

Regulatory and Compliance:
Anne Seymour
Larry Perrone
Katherine McCarthy

Tax:
Ivan Humphreys
Andrew Bryant

For more information, click here to read Marketo's press release.