Christopher J. Bors

Christopher J. Bors

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate
Christopher J. Bors represents public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs and joint ventures, as well as a broad variety of other commercial and contractual matters.

Bio

Mr. Bors’ experience includes representing clients across a wide array of industries, with a particular emphasis on technology, semiconductor, private equity and life sciences, including:

Technology Transactions

  • Activision Blizzard Inc. in its pending $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation;
  • Intel Corporation in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, N.V., and various other transactions;
  • Mobileye Global Inc. in its $1 billion IPO and concurrent private placement;
  • Velodyne Lidar, Inc. in its pending merger-of-equals with Ouster, Inc.;
  • Trimble Inc. in its pending $2 billion acquisition of Transporeon GmbH from Hg;
  • Coherent in its initially announced $5.7 billion sale to Lumentum, followed by Coherent’s subsequent responses to competing acquisition proposals from MKS Instruments, II-VI and Lumentum in a three-party bidding war culminating in Coherent’s $7.1 billion sale to II-VI;
  • Visa Inc. in its proposed but terminated $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc.; and
  • Wolt Enterprises Oy in its £7 billion acquisition by DoorDash, Inc.

Private Equity

  • Permira Funds in several transactions, including its $1.75 billion acquisition of Duff & Phelps;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in ServiceMax, Inc. from GE Digital LLC;
  • RPX Corporation in its $555 million acquisition by HGGC;
  • a private equity firm-backed IT company in its acquisition of companies based in the U.S., Germany and Israel; and
  • a private equity firm in its acquisition, with financial partners, of assets from a manufacturer and designer of composite structures for spacecraft and other high-tech applications.

Other Representations

  • Evercore as financial advisor to Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. in its $5.5 billion acquisition by Broadcom Limited;
  • FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its merger with Starry, Inc. at an enterprise value of $1.76 billion;
  • ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $919 million merger with Tempo Automation Inc.;
  • Crescent Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company, in its proposed but terminated business combination with F45 Training Holding Inc.; and
  • Viking Cruises, Ltd. in its $500 million investment from TPG Capital, L.P. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Other representative transactions prior to joining Skadden include, among others:

  • a technology company in its divestiture of a web-based photo sharing and photo printing service, acquisition of a PAAS business and investment in an early stage cloud services company;
  • a semiconductor company in various acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture arrangements, including the divestiture of two security businesses, the acquisition of two startup companies developing leading-edge wearable technology, the acquisition of assets related to a variety of businesses and other strategic acquisitions;
  • a semiconductor company in an investment in a radio chip design company;
  • an electronic design automation company in its acquisition of a provider of customizable data plane processors;
  • a medical device company in its acquisition by a global health care company; and
  • a pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of a developer of migraine treatment devices.

While a corporate associate at a prior firm, Mr. Bors was seconded on a part-time basis to a large technology company to serve as M&A counsel.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • B.S., University of Southern California, 2005 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • California

Christopher J. Bors

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate
christopher.bors@skadden.com