Mr. Cable represents as outside general counsel a number of private and public companies, where he counsels boards of directors and management teams on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and disclosure and securities law matters. Representative M&A transactions include the sale of Onyx Pharmaceuticals to Amgen ($10.4 billion), the sale of Eloqua to Oracle ($1 billion), the majority sale of Foundation Medicine to Roche ($1 billion), the sale of Idenix to Merck ($3.8 billion), the sale of Pharmacyclics to AbbVie ($21 billion), the sale of Xoom to PayPal ($1 billion), the private company sale of Stemcentrix to Abbvie ($5.8 billion), the sale of Opower to Oracle ($600 million), the acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm ($47 billion), the acquisitions of Euticals ($358 million – Italy) and Gadea ($174 million – Spain) by AMRI, the acquisition of Auspex by Teva Pharmaceuticals ($3.5 billion), the private company acquisition of Cord Blood Registry by AMAG Pharmaceuticals ($700 million), the sale of Neustar to Golden Gate ($2.9 billion) and the sale of Lionbridge to HIG ($400 million). In the course of his career, Mr. Cable has negotiated and executed over 300 M&A transactions. Mr. Cable also represents public companies in connection with highly confidential “activist” matters.
Mr. Cable serves regularly as counsel in IPOs (most recently representing J.P. Morgan in the cross-border IPO of Trivago), follow-on offerings and convertible debt transactions (including the $1.5 billion convertible debt issuance by Citrix). He has recently represented J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citibank and Centerview Partners in M&A and Corporate Finance transactions.
Mr. Cable also represents a number of private venture backed life sciences companies in governance, capital formation and collaboration transactions (including Moderna in its 2016 $470 million private placement).
Mr. Cable serves as a member of the President's Leadership Council at Dartmouth College and as chairman emeritus of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. He has also served for more than a decade as a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School. Mr. Cable leads the firm’s Pro Bono efforts on behalf of Camp Harbor View, a summer enrichment program for Boston’s youth.