Joshua M. Dubofsky

Partner
Silicon Valley | New York
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA
Profile Experience

Josh Dubofsky advises market-leading companies and private equity firms on strategic transactions and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Dubofsky has nearly 20 years of experience advising corporate clients and private equity firms in their most complex domestic and cross-border transactions. He regularly advises on significant public company transactions and governance matters, private company mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments.

Mr. Dubofsky works closely with boards of directors, management, and shareholders on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic corporate transactions
  • Public and private equity and debt financing
  • Corporate governance, takeover planning, and activism defense
  • General corporate representation of both publicly traded and privately held companies

Mr. Dubofsky has a demonstrated ability to navigate complex transactions across a range of industries, including:

  • Life sciences
  • Internet and digital media
  • Information technology
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Transportation
  • Financial services

Mr. Dubofsky’s representative experience includes:

Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • Relypsa in a US$1.5 billion sale to Galenica AG
  • Encore Vision in a US$465 million acquisition by Novartis AG
  • Kythera Biopharmaceuticals in a US$2.1 billion sale to Allergan plc
  • Allergan in the US$40.5 billion sale of its Actavis Generics business to Teva
  • ArthroCare Corporation in a US$1.7 billion sale to Smith & Nephew
  • Conceptus in a US$1.1 billion sale to Bayer AG
  • Medicis Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for US$2.6 billion
  • ZymoGenetics in a US$885 million acquisition by Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • A special committee of the board of directors of Genentech in the US$47 billion acquisition of the outstanding publicly held stock of Genentech by Roche
  • Plexxikon in a nearly US$935 million sale to Daichi Sankyo

Technology

  • Mellanox Technologies in:
    • US$6.9 billion sale to NVIDIA
    • Proxy contest defense against Starboard Value
  • DXC Technology in a US$2 billion acquisition of Luxoft Holding
  • Integrated Device Technology in:
    • US$6.7 billion sale to Renesas Electronics
    • US$250 million acquisition of GigPeak
  • The independent directors of Rackspace Hosting in Rackspace’s US$4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global Management
  • A special committee of the board of directors of Google in the class C non-voting common stock recapitalization of Google
  • Netsmart, a Genstar Capital portfolio company, in a US$950 million sale to GI Partners and Allscripts
  • Adobe Systems in a US$1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture

Transportation, Communications, Retail, and Real Estate

  • Virgin Galactic in its US$1.5 billion merger with Social Capital Hedosophia
  • T-Mobile US in:
    • Pending US$26 billion merger with Sprint
    • Pending US$5 billion agreement with DISH to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses and MHz Spectrum assets
  • US Airways in a US$17 billion merger with American Airlines
  • American Airlines in a US$200 million investment in China Southern Airlines
  • Troon Golf in a sale to Kohlberg & Company and Great White Shark Enterprises
  • Skechers USA in connection with the 3:1 split of its Class A and Class B common stock
  • Guitar Center in a sale to Bain Capital for US$1.9 billion

Private Equity and Venture Capital
Representative clients have included Technology Crossover Ventures, Spectrum Equity, KKR, Genstar Capital, One Equity Partners, The Carlyle Group and Weston Presidio, and recent matters include:

  • KKR in its investments in Ajax Health, Blue Sprig Pediatrics, BridgeBio Pharma, Ebb Sleep, Falcon Vision, Impel Neuropharma, Signostics, Spirox, and Slayback Pharma
  • Technology Crossover Ventures in public and private investments and divestitures of portfolio companies, including investments in Alarm.com, Netflix, theStreet.com, and MarketAxess and the sales of ExactTarget, Fiberlink, FX Alliance, iPipeline, and XRS Corporation
  • Spectrum Equity in acquisitions of ExactBid and PicMonkey
  • One Equity Partners in its Media Solutions partnership with Ericsson
  • Indigo Partners in the acquisition of Frontier Airlines from Republic Airways
  • Weston Presidio in the sale of its investments in Apple American Group, Star Manufacturing, and The Wolf Organization

Activism Defense

  • Cerner in its cooperation agreement with Starboard Value
  • Nevro in its settlement agreement with Broadfin Capital
  • e.l.f. Beauty in its engagement with Marathon Partners
  • Mellanox in its settlement agreement with Starboard Value

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