Louis has represented both public and emerging private growth companies, including:

  • AdKnowledge, Inc. (backed by TPG and JMI)
  • AdoTube, acquired by Exponential Interactive
  • APG Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVN)
  • Binatone Global
  • Bionure, Inc.
  • Bond International Software
  • BoydSense, Inc.
  • Brioche Pasquier S.A.
  • CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG)
  • CheckALT, LLC
  • Centric Software, acquired by Dassault Systemes SE (Euronext Paris:  DASTY)
  • CHC Helicopter 
  • CSR plc (NASDAQ: CSRE), sold to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM)
  • DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:  DZSI)
  • Docea Power, acquired by Intel (NYSE: INTC)
  • Double Beam, acquired by Verifone (NYSE: VFN)
  • Evernote (backed by Sequoia)
  • GoodData (backed by Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst and Intel Capital)
  • Hanwha Chemical Corp
  • Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ: HQCL)
  • Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), buyer of AppFormix, Aurrion and Cyphort
  • Kerensen Consulting, sold to salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)
  • MetricTest, acquired by Microlease plc
  • MMI Technologies, adquired by KKR
  • Model N (NYSE: MODN)
  • OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), sold to Priceline.com
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN)
  • Proseeder
  • Samsung
  • Securly
  • SiRF Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRF), sold to CSR plc
  • Softbank Vision Fund
  • StackStorm, sold to Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
  • Tecan Group AG (SIX: TECN)
  • WineAccess (backed by Norwest Venture Partners)

Louis has represented venture, growth equity and private equity investors in deploying and harvesting capital, including:

  • Nautilus Venture Partners
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Oak Investment Partners
  • Propel Venture Partners
  • Silver Lake Partners

In addition to institutional venture investors, Louis is part of DLA Piper's award-winning corporate venture practice, and has represented the strategic investing and partnering arms of:

  • AIG
  • Bosch
  • CBRE
  • GE Ventures
  • Hanwha Q Cells
  • Lenovo
  • LG Technology Ventures
  • Samsung Venture Investment Corp
  • Softbank Vision Fund

Louis has also represented bulge bracket and growth equity investment banking firms including:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • CBRE Capital Advisors
  • Citi
  • Cowen & Co.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Imperial Capital
  • JPMorgan
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • Moelis
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Needham & Co.
  • Raymond James
  • UBS

Recent capital markets transactions include:

  • IPO and follow-on offerings for Slack** (2019), DASAN Zhone Solutions (2019), Guardant Health** (2018), Digimarc* (2017), CHC Group Ltd. (2014), LegalZoom (2012), RealD (July and December 2010), OpenTable (2009), Micron* (2009), CBRE (2008), Heckmann Corporation*, (2007), AMIS Holdings* (2007), (* represented underwriters) (** represented shareholder)
  • Convertible note offerings for GLG Partners, Inc.* (2009) and Micron Technology* (2009 and 2007), an exchangeable note offering for POSCO* (2008), convertible note offerings for Lawson Software (2007)
  • Multi-billion dollar investment grade bond issuances for Northrop Grumman Corporation (and concurrent subsidiary debt tender offers), Oracle Corporation*, Seagate Technology
  • High yield debt issuances and registered exchange offers for CHC Helicopter (2012 and 2013), MMI International (2012), Fifth and Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne) (2011 and 2012), RadNet (2010)

Recent M&A and growth equity transactions include:

  • Centric Software in the sale of a majority stake to Dassault Systemes SA, a global CAD company headquartered in France
  • Riverwood Capital on the acquisition of Forecast5 Analytics and its minority investments in CloudVirga, Druva and Sauce Labs
  • Vivo Capital on multiple acquisitions and minority investments, including its minority investment in Maculogix
  • Symphony Technology Group and Bond International Software on the acquisition of erecruit
  • Sanpower Group Co., Ltd., one of the largest privately owned conglomerates in China, on its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for US$819.9 million
  • CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) in its acquisitions of Floored, Forum Analytics, Brenner Real Estate Group, Capstone Financial, Skye Group, CAC Group, Fameco, KLMK Group, U.S. Equities, UCR, and many more real estate brokerages, asset management, product bolt-on and technology businesses
  • Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) in its acquisitions of Cyphort, AppFormix, Inc. and Aurrion, Inc.
  • Tecan Group AG (SIX: TECN), in its acquisition of SPEware Corporation
  • SoftBank Vision Fund in connection with its leading role in the 
  • Series B funding of Wag Labs, the on-demand dog-walking company
  • Series D funding of 10X Genomics, a scientific discovery company
  • Series B and C funding of Petuum, an artificial intelligence and machine learning company
  • Series B and C funding of Zymergen, a Silicon Valley-based bioengineering startup
  • Series E funding of Guardant Health, a Silicon Valley-based world leader in comprehensive liquid biopsies, and associated joint venture
  • Series C funding of Brazilian urban mobility startup 99, the largest Brazilian financing of a startup, and its subsequent sale to Didi Chuxing

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) in its acquisition of Rocket Games, Inc.
  • CheckALT, LLC in its acquisition of Klik Technologies from MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • StackStorm in its sale to Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
  • Binatone Global in its acquisition of the companion products business of Motorola Mobility
  • Docea Power in its sale to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)
  • Kerensen Consulting in its sale to salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)
  • Double Beam in its sale to Verifone (NYSE: VFN)
  • CheckALT in its acquisition of ERAS from Diebold (NYSE: DBD)CBRE (NYSE: CBG) in multiple acquisitions around the United States
  • CSR plc (NASDAQ: CRES) in multiple acquisitions, and its predecessor, SiRF Technology Holdings, in connection with its agreement and plan of merger with CSR
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Tongjitang Chinese Medicines, an NYSE-listed public company, in negotiating an agreement and plan of merger with a bidder group led by its chairman and Fosun Industrial in a going-private transaction (recognized by China Business Law Journal as 2012's Going Private Deal of the Year)
  • AOL LLC, in the acquisitions of Sphere Source, Inc. and Goowy Media Inc.
  • Hellman & Friedman, Hony Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Samsung Ventures, Silver Lake partners, Softbank Group International and TPG in leveraged buyouts, growth equity and venture investments