Mike Ringler is a nationally recognized M&A adviser, focusing on technology-related industries. He has represented large, well-established and industry-leading companies, as well as smaller industry disruptors, in a broad range of technology verticals, including the semiconductor, networking, software and internet industries.

Bio

Mr. Ringler regularly advises boards, special committees and management teams on mission critical and transformative M&A transactions. He also advises boards and special committees confronting challenges to corporate control, such as unsolicited acquisition proposals, proxy contests and shareholder activism. Mr. Ringler is ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and has been recognized on many occasions as a leader in his field by national and statewide publications, including The American Lawyer, The New York Times and California’s Daily Journal.

Mr. Ringler’s recent representative transactions include:

  • Livongo Health in its $18.5 billion sale to Teladoc.
  • Credit Karma in its $7.5 billion sale to Intuit.
  • F5 Networks in its $1 billion acquisition of Shape Security.
  • Xperi Corporation in its $3 billion merger with TiVo Corporation.
  • DoorDash in its $410 million acquisition of Caviar from Square.

Mr. Ringler’s representative transactions prior to joining Skadden include:

  • Hewlett-Packard in its:
    • $25 billion acquisition of Compaq and related proxy contest with Walter Hewlett; and
    • $5 billion acquisition of Mercury Interactive.
  • Freescale in its $19 billion sale to a private equity consortium led by The Blackstone Group.
  • CA Technologies in its $19 billion sale to Broadcom.
  • Seagate in its:
    • $18 billion three-party sale to Silver Lake Partners and Veritas; and
    • $2 billion acquisition of Maxtor.
  • Pixar in its $8 billion sale to The Walt Disney Company.
  • Sun Microsystems in its:
    • $7.8 billion sale to Oracle; and
    • $2 billion acquisition of Cobalt Networks.
  • McAfee in its $7.7 billion sale to Intel.
  • MuleSoft in its $7 billion sale to Salesforce.com.
  • Business Objects in its $7 billion sale to SAP;
  • Informatica in its $5.3 billion sale to Permira Advisers and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
  • LSI in its $5.2 billion merger with Agere Systems.
  • Cypress Semiconductor in its $5 billion merger of equals with Spansion.
  • FEI in its $4.8 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Riverbed Technology in its $4 billion sale to Thoma Bravo.
  • AppDynamics in its $3.8 billion sale to Cisco.
  • Solectron in its $3.6 billion sale to Flextronics.
  • Trulia in its $3.5 billion sale to Zillow.
  • 3Com in its $3.3 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard.
  • Aruba Networks in its $3 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard.
  • Salesforce.com in a number of transactions, including its $2.5 billion acquisition of ExactTarget.
  • 3PAR in its:
    • $2.4 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard following Hewlett-Packard’s unsolicited acquisition proposal for 3PAR during the pendency of 3PAR’s proposed $1.7 billion sale to Dell; and
    • proposed $1.7 billion sale to Dell (terminated following 3PAR’s receipt of an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Hewlett-Packard).
  • The GoDaddy Group in its:
    • $2.25 billion sale to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures; and
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group.
  • Taleo in its $2.2 billion sale to Oracle.
  • Redback Networks in its $2.2 billion sale to Ericsson.
  • Flatiron Health in its $2 billion sale to Roche.
  • Apptio in its $2 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners.
  • Marketo in its $1.8 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners.
  • YouTube in its $1.7 billion sale to Google.
  • CVent in its $1.65 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1995
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1992

Admissions

  • California

Mike Ringler

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
mike.ringler@skadden.com