Christopher J. Bors

Christopher J. Bors

Counsel, 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. He has represented clients in a wide array of industries, including technology, health care, private equity, food and retail companies.


Mr. Bors’ experience includes the representation of:

  • Intel Corporation in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, N.V.; 
  • 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.;
  • Permira Funds in 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;    
  • Evercore as financial advisor to Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. in its $5.5 billion acquisition by Broadcom Limited;
  • Viking Cruises, Ltd. in its $500 million investment from TPG Capital, L.P. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • a private equity firm-backed IT company in its acquisition of companies based in the U.S., Germany and Israel;
  • a pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of a developer of migraine treatment devices;
  • 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; and
  • a semiconductor company in an investment in a radio chip design company.

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.



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


  • California

Christopher J. Bors

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate