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Gurpreet Bel

Gurpreet S. Bal

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About

Gurpreet Bal represents and advises technology companies, investors and founders on corporate and securities matters at all stages of the business life cycle. He guides startups, venture-backed, private and public companies through a wide array of corporate initiatives, including formation, corporate governance, capital-raising and strategic transactions.

In the US and abroad, Gurpreet has represented tech companies and investors in hundreds of capital raising transactions including venture financings, private equity investments, debt financing and public offerings ranging from series seed private equity rounds to market-defining IPOs. He also regularly counsels clients on liquidity and exit transactions – representing private and public companies globally in mergers and acquisitions, stock sales, tender offers, asset purchases, cross-border transactions, spin-offs, acqui-hires and other similar transactions. Since 2010, Gurpreet has closed more than 50 such transactions, with an aggregate deal value of more than US$60 billion.

Gurpreet's clients include leaders, innovators and investors in areas such as AI, semiconductors, healthcare, fintech, networking, security, consumer tech, food technology and social enterprise. He is fluent in all types of corporate and business transactional matters and has extensive experience working with tech companies involved in mainstream and cutting-edge development both domestically and internationally.

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EXPERIENCE

  • Represents numerous early-to-late stage technology companies in the sale of securities, debt financings and capital raising transactions. Notably, he represented a private company that develops plant-based alternatives in its US$200 million funding round and its subsidiary in its US$170 million funding round.
  • Represented a software company in the sale of its assets to a multinational digital communications technology corporation.
  • Represented a software company in its US$150 million sale to a privately held information technology company.
  • Represented an AI software company in its acquisition of a software solutions company and its acquisition of database management company in Singapore.
  • Represented a mobile automotive repair company in its acquisition by a peer company.
  • Represented a product engineering company in the sale of certain assets to an electronic design automation company.
  • Represented a cloud security company through several rounds of capital raising and in its subsequent sale to a computer security software company.
  • Represented a computer networking company in its sale to a multinational corporation and technology company.
  • Represented a software company in its sale to a multinational information technology company.
  • Represented a software company in its acquisition by a technology company.
  • Represented a semiconductor manufacturing company in the divestiture of its business line to a China-based joint venture and the later sale of the company to an American hardware company.
  • Represented a computer network company in its sale to a multinational corporation and technology company.
  • Represented a computer company in its sale to a multinational computational software company.
  • Represented a software company in its sale to an American electronic design automation company.
  • Represented a fabless semiconductor company in its acquisition by a technology company.
  • Represented a Silicon Valley-based startup in its acquisition of a sound system company.
  • Represented a software-based video processing and delivery company on venture financing transactions, subsequent initial public offering and a later sale to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company.
Education
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Business Law Journal

  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley

PriorExperience

Prior to the law, Gurpreet was an accountant at a Big-Four firm. He has also served as an extern for the US District Court and with the US Attorney’s office, both in the Northern District of California.

Civic and Charitable

  • Outside General Counsel, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

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