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Philipp Tsukanov

Philipp Tsukanov


Philipp Tsukanov focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions and represents strategic and private equity buyers, public and private company sellers, and stockholders. 

He advises clients on all aspects of the deal process, including transaction structuring, drafting and negotiating acquisition and related agreements, and post-acquisition integration planning.  He represents companies across a wide range of industries, from technology and healthcare to manufacturing and banking.

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Some of his representative transactions include:

  • Qualcomm (NAS: QCOM), a developer of wireless technology and smartphone chips, in several buy-side M&A transactions, including its acquisition of Vesper Technologies, a leader in microphone MEMS technology
  •, an AI-based vector search engine, in its acquisition by Algolia, the leading API-First Search & Discovery Platform
  • EIS Group, a developer of insurance software, in its acquisition of the Metromile Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) business, a leading SaaS-based claims automation and fraud detection solution, from Lemonade (NYS: LMND), a digital and artificial intelligence based platform for property and casualty insurance
  • Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, in its acquisition of SparkAI, a New York-based startup that develops human-in-the-loop technology to help robots resolve edge cases in real-time and patents and other IP from Light, developer of depth perception technology intended for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for ADAS/AV applications
  • Jaggaer, an autonomous commerce provider, in its acquisition of DocSkiff, an AI-powered contracts analysis platform
  • Trajan Holdings (ASX: TRJ), an operator in the analytical science industry, in its acquisition of Neoteryx, a developer of microsampling technology designed for the remote collection of blood sampling
  • Notion Labs, a developer of an online work collaboration platform, in its acquisition of, a developer of a SaaS-based platform designed to help companies in automating their workflows
  • Blackhawk Network, a global branded payments provider, in its acquisition of Rybbon, a SaaS developer of a gifting platform designed for businesses to send and manage rewards gift cards and National Gift Card (NGC), one of North America's largest card and prepaid technology companies
  • Securly, a Silicon Valley-based edtech developer of an AI-powered end-to-end student safety and device management software for K–12 schools, in its acquisition of TechPilot Labs, a fast-growing provider of K-12 education technology, and subsequent acquisition of Securly by Golden Gate Capital
  • Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms, in acquisition of Arixa Pharmaceuticals, a producer of oral antibiotics
  • Silicon Labs (NAS: SLAB), a developer of semiconductors, software, and system solutions, in its US$308 million acquisition of Redpine Signals, a developer of communications networking equipment
  • Forecast5 Analytics, a leading provider of decision support software to the public sector, in its acquisition of GuideK12, a SaaS provider of geovisual analytics for school districts,, the leading provider of decision support and planning services for Minnesota K-12 school districts and Public Finance Resources, a provider of financial forecasting services for local governments
  • LLR Partners in its acquisition of Geoforce, a provider of a cloud-based asset tracking platform for oil & gas industry field operations equipment
  • Contino Holdings, a leading global technical consultancy, in its US$240 million sale to Cognizant (NAS: CTSH), one of the world's leading professional services companies
  • Citilabs, a global provider of predictive transportation technology, data and analytics for businesses and government agencies, in its sale to Bentley Systems (NAS: BSY), a software vendor
  • Morsco, a nationwide distributor of plumbing, waterworks and HVAC supplies, in the US$160 million acquisition and merger of Todd Pipe & Supply, a regional plumbing supply wholesaler
  • An internet entertainment and news media company, in its acquisition by PCH Media, an affiliate of Publishers Clearing House
  • LogicMonitor, a developer of data center monitoring software, in its acquisition of business assets from Khika, an India-based provider of IT and cyber security services
  • QA Limited, a UK-based provider of IT education training, in its acquisition of Cloud Academy, a provider of an online educational platform for learning about cloud computing
  • CURE Pharmaceutical (OTC: CURR), a vertically integrated drug delivery and development company, in its acquisition of Chemistry Holdings, a formulation technology company developing innovative delivery systems
  • Lightspeed Systems, a provider of education technology solutions, in its strategic growth investment and acquisition by Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Neopost, a Paris-based global leader in digital communications, logistics and mail solutions, in its acquisition of Parcel Pending, a leader in the North American parcel-locker market
  • English
  • Russian
  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 2015
  • Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Moscow State Law Academy 2007


  • 2013 Award for Developing Future Lawyers and Leading by Example
  • 2012 Pro Bono Award for Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Philipp worked as an associate in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate practices in the Moscow office of one of the leading international law firms. He represented Russian and international clients in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions transactions and other general corporate and real estate matters.