Raphael Davidian focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance
and other corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Davidian has represented clients in a variety of public and private U.S. and cross-border
transactions, and regularly advises clients on a range of issues involving corporate governance and securities laws, as well as a broad spectrum of other commercial and contractual
Mr. Davidian’s recent experience includes representing:
- Activision Blizzard Inc. in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation
- Splunk Inc. in its pending $30 billion acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Credit Karma, Inc. in its $8.1 billion acquisition by Intuit and the $50 million divestiture of
its tax business, Credit Karma Tax, to Square, Inc.
- 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
- Xperi Corporation in its $3 billion merger with TiVo Corporation, a provider of media and
digital entertainment technology products and solutions
- F5 Networks, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of Shape Security, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of cybersecurity software solutions, and its $68 million acquisition of
ThreatStack, Inc., a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup
- Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Granulate Cloud Solutions Ltd., an Israel-based
developer of real-time continuous optimization software
- Netflix, Inc. in its acquisition of Scanline VFX, a visual effects and animation studio
- Broadcom Inc. in its acquisition of AppNeta Inc., an operator of a SaaS-based application
and network performance platform