Joshua Butler

Associate, Silicon Valley

Biography

Overview

Joshua Butler is an associate practicing in Corporate M&A in the Firm's Silicon Valley office. Prior to joining the Silicon Valley office, Joshua was a Senior Associate in the Melbourne, Australia office. He has international transactional experience across a breadth of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, growth equity, venture capital and corporate restructuring. Josh has advised on matters in a broad range of industries including infrastructure, renewables, mining and resources, tech, eSports, cybersecurity and health. Josh also has experience advising private and public clients in corporate governance and general corporate advisory.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
Supreme Court of Victoria
High Court of Australia
Education
Bachelor of Law (Honours)
Deakin University
Bachelor of Commerce
Deakin University
Languages
English

Experience

Zanite Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ZNTE, ZNTEU, ZNTEW), a SPAC, in its US$2.4 billion business combination agreement with Embraer S.A., a Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer, to acquire EVE UAM, LLC, an Urban Air Mobility business.

B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp. (NASDAQ: BRPM), a SPAC, in its US$1.0 billion business combination with FaZe Clan, Inc., a leading US gaming, lifestyle and digital content platform.

Qatar Investment Authority, sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, on its participation in the US$110 million Series B financing of T-Knife Therapeutics, a T-cell receptor company building a pipeline of innovative therapeutics for solid tumor patients.

Biosight Ltd., a privately held pharmaceutical development company developing innovative therapeutics for hematological malignancies and disorders, in its reverse merger transaction with Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS).

Siemplify, an Israeli cybersecurity and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) provider, in its sale to Google LLC.

Harvest Partners, LP in its sale of Neighborly, a holding company of 21 service brands focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and businesses via various online platforms, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

SoftBank and Eldridge in their funding of US$235 million in AnyVision, one of the largest-ever funding rounds in facial recognition software.

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in the sell-down of part of its 640MWdc portfolio of Australian solar farms.

AMP Power Australia on the acquisition of 120MW Hillston Solar Farm Project from Overland Sun Farming.

Hana Financial Investment on the acquisition of 162MW Columboola Solar Farm from Luminous Energy.

NovaQuest Capital Management LLC in its acquisition of Spectra Medical Devices, Inc., a leading manufacturer of procedural needles and distributor of generic injectable drug products.

US warehousing and logistics company as lead associate on entrance to the Australian market with the acquisition of a portfolio of cold storage facilities for US$350 million.*

Australian telco Uniti Wireless Limited, on several acquisitions of wholesale and retail telecommunications providers including LBNCo for US$100 million and 1300 Australia for US$78 miillion.*

dnata, an Emirates Group subsidiary and leading air services provider, in its acquisition of Qantas' catering business.*

Riverside Company and Wingate Private in their joint divestiture of compliance and workplace provider, Learning Seat, to Callidus Software.*

 

* experience gained prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

"Strong Legal and Risk Protocols to Take Projects from Pilot to Production" International Blockchain TechForum, Swinburne University, September 2019

"Technology and Innovation: The Future of the Legal Profession" Deakin University, October 2019

Publications

Smart Legal Contracts: Computable Law in Theory and Practice | Lawyer Meets Developer: How Interdisciplinary Collaboration Builds Smarter Legal Contracts, Oxford University Press, April 2022

Living in Digital Harmony: Immutable Data Systems and the Right to be Forgotten, Law Institute Journal, October 2019

Blockchain for Government: are we there yet?, The Mandarin, September 2018

Awards and Recognition

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Australia, M&A Finalist, 2022

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Australia, M&A Finalist, 2020

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Australia, M&A Finalist 2019

Law Institute of Victoria Rising Star 2019, M&A