Press Release February 16, 2021

Goodwin Appoints Leaders of Technology M&A Practice

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the appointment of partners Larry Chu, Alessandra Simons and Joshua Zachariah as co-chairs of the firm’s Technology M&A practice.

Goodwin routinely acts as lead counsel for buyers and sellers of technology companies and companies where technology is driving change. The firm also has extensive experience representing investors, boards and special committees in technology transactions. Refinitiv, Mergermarket and Bloomberg rank Goodwin among the top industry advisors in the world by deal count.

“Larry, Aly and Josh live and breathe technology M&A,” said Stuart Cable, Goodwin’s Global Chair of M&A. “They are collaborative leaders with a dynamic understanding of the industry, an impressive network, and a keen appreciation for the disruptive power of technology on virtually every sector of the global economy. Under their able leadership, our global practice is poised to continue to provide best-in-class counsel to clients engaged in dealmaking at the busy intersection of capital and innovation.”

Chu specializes in the technology, Internet, digital media and marketing, artificial intelligence, financial technology, consumer, e-commerce and hardware and software industries with all manner of M&A and complex transactions, both domestic and cross-border.  He represents venture and private equity funds in connection with the acquisition of, and investment in, certain public and private portfolio companies, as well as banking clients in connection with their roles as financial advisor on M&A transactions.

Simons brings particular expertise to international and domestic M&A transactions in the gaming, cybersecurity, SAAS and advertising and marketing technology subsectors. She coaches boards and executive teams through successful M&A exits and helps companies grow their businesses and realize value through acquisition. She also advises venture funds and growth equity funds in a variety of investment transactions, including structuring and executing secondary sales and other private liquidity programs.

Zachariah has deep public M&A experience across the private equity, technology and life sciences industries. He handles all M&A matters for public company and private equity clients, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, strategic investments, SPAC transactions, and take-privates. He also advises companies and their boards of directors in connection with corporate governance and shareholder activism matters.

Areas of focus of Goodwin’s global Technology M&A practice include: private and public company sell-sides, de-SPAC transactions, buyside work, strategic divestitures, growth equity deals, strategic joint ventures, spin-outs and carve-outs, and distressed M&A. Learn more about the practice and the team.