Gabrielle Hodgson

Associate, Silicon Valley

Biography

Overview

Gabrielle Hodgson is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and is resident in White & Case’s Silicon Valley office.

Ms. Hodgson advises corporate clients in connection with domestic and global mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, divestitures, restructurings, and joint ventures in a broad range of industries, including energy, food, transportation, banking and payment services, but with a particular focus on the technology industry. Such technologies have included semiconductors, cloud computing and software, drones, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, and wearable devices. 

Ms. Hodgson also provides general corporate and corporate governance advice, as well as advice relating to compliance with data privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
Education
JD
Harvard Law School
BS
Physics
University of British Columbia
Languages
English
German

Experience

IFM Investors, an Australian institutional funds manager, in its US$10.3 billion acquisition of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL), a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates a diversified global network of pipeline assets and midstream logistics solutions.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), in numerous mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, in sectors such as artificial intelligence, digital media streaming, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Roark Capital Group, and Inspire Brands, Inc., owner of the Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chains, in Inspire Brands’ cash acquisition of Sonic. Corp. (NASDAQ: Sonic), a drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma, in a transaction valued at approximately US$2.3 billion, including the assumption of Sonic Corp.'s net debt.

NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) in its acquisition of Meural Inc., an industry-leading developer of WiFi-connected digital frame technology.

Aixtron Inc., a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, in its  sale of its Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) memory product line to Eugene Technology Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Eugene Technology Co., Ltd (KOSDAQ: 084370), of South Korea.

CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR), an Israel-based corporation specializing in privileged account management and secrets protection, in its US$42 million acquisition of Conjur, Inc., a provider of DevOps security software.

Publications

Delaware Chancery Court Finds Material Adverse Effect Permitting Buyer to Walk Away from Merger Agreement (Oct. 2018) (Client Alert discussing MAE finding in Akorn v. Frensenius).

Delaware Supreme Court Reaffirms Incomplete Disclosures Do Not Qualify for Corwin Business Judgment Rule “Cleansing” (July 2018) (Client Alert discussing decision in Morrison v. Berry).

Privacy Shield, DATAGUIDANCE (Feb. 2018) (providing an overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield certification process).

Privacy Shield: Recent Developments (April 2017) (Technology Newsflash discussing developments in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework).

Privacy Concerns Prompt Protests in California, 69 PHYSICS TODAY 46 (Dec. 2016) (investigating the intersection of neural-network computing and data privacy).