Press Release June 26, 2020

Zoox to be Acquired by Amazon

The Technology M&A team represented Zoox in its acquisition by Amazon.  Aicha Evans, Zoox CEO, and Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder and CTO, will continue to lead Zoox as a standalone business as they innovate and drive towards their mission. Completion of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. 

Zoox is a forward-thinking team that is pioneering the future of ride-hailing by designing autonomous technology from the ground up with passengers front-of-mind. The company started in 2014 with the vision of purpose-built, zero-emissions vehicles designed for autonomous ride-hailing, along with an end-to-end autonomy software stack. Zoox's approach to invention provides flexibility and the means to iterate rapidly to continuously deliver a superior experience for customers.

The Goodwin team was led by Larry Chu, Nathan Hagler, Brendan Caldon, Louis Marshall, Amy Richardson and Jace Lynch.

The team also included partners Kevin Lam, Sanjeet Dutta, Crescent Moran, Koray Bulut, Andrea Murino, Kelsey Lemaster, Jacob Osborn; counsel Grace Wirth, Jacqueline Klosek, Nathan Brodeur, Brenna Moorhead and associates Ben Horwitz, Sean Kwak, Andre Amorim, Tiara Quintana, Matthew Wheatley and Alex Plaum.

For more details on the acquisition, please read Amazon’s blog post.