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Jeffrey Scharfstein

Jeffrey Scharfstein




Jeffrey Scharfstein represents public and private companies, private equity firms, SPACs and venture capital investors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, venture financings and general corporate matters. Jeffrey’s experience includes complex cross-border M&A transactions, carve-outs and take-private acquisitions.

Jeffrey is Chair of the Technology Section of the Austin Bar Association. He is also a member of DLA's Associate Advisory Committee.

Areas of FocusCorporate
Bar admissionsNew YorkTexas


Selected Transactions:

  • Aetna in its sale to CVS Health (NYSE – CVS) for $69 billion and related DOJ-mandated divestiture*
  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in the sale of its infrastructure and automotive business for $2.75 billion
  • Luminex Corporation, a US publicly traded company, in its sale to an Italian publicly traded company for $1.8 billion
  • Silver Spike Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition vehicle, in its $1.5 billion combination with WMH Holdings*
  • Emerson Electric (NYSE – EMR) in its $3.1 billion acquisition of the valves and controls business of Pentair and a related FTC-mandated divestiture*
  • Symphony Technology Group-led consortium in its $2.1 billion acquisition of the RSA software security business from Dell Technologies* 
  • Lionheart III Corp, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$360 million merger with Security Matters Limited, a publicly traded company on the Australian Securities Exchange
  • Q2 (Nasdaq – QTWO) in its acquisition of ClickSWITCH
  • RateGenius in its business combination with AUTOPAY and formation of The Savings Group
  • Safeguard Global in its acquisition of Global Upside Corporation
  • BoomTown in its sale to Inside Real Estate
  • Netwrix in its strategic investment from Centerbridge Partners
  • Tailwind Capital and its portfolio companies in connection with various private equity acquisitions and investments*
  • ORIX Capital Partners and Lightyear Capital in connection with various private equity acquisitions and investments*
  • ECI Telecom Group in its merger with Ribbon Communications*
  • Signify Health (NYSE – SGFY) in connection with various strategic matters, including acquisitions and commercial arrangements*
  • Pattern Energy in connection with its acquisition of renewable energy projects and related joint ventures*
  • Various financial advisor engagements, including representing Morgan Stanley, Dyal and Evercore as advisors to Bristol Myers Squibb in connection with its $74 billion acquisition of Celgene*

*Experience handled prior to joining DLA Piper

  • J.D., Harvard Law School 2015
    cum laude
  • B.A., Columbia University 2011

    magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa