Mike Russell is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and M&A/Corporate Governance practices. He has over 20 years of transactional experience that spans the spectrum of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, tender and exchange offers, public and private equity and debt offerings, and other strategic transactions.

Mr. Russell’s principal focus is advising public and private companies and investors in M&A transactions, both domestic and cross-border. He represents clients across a number of sectors of the technology industry, including software, hardware, Internet, semiconductor and semiconductor equipment, fintech, health-tech, digital media and e-commerce, and has experience in the life sciences, consumer products, solar, automotive and aerospace industries. 

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Representative Buy-Side Transactions:

  • Fitbit in numerous acquisitions
  • Guidewire in its $275 million acquisition of Cyence
  • Health Catalyst in its acquisition of Able Health
  • Lyft in its acquisitions of Flexdrive Services and Halo Cars and in a strategic transaction with Gett
  • Slack in its acquisitions of Astro Technology and the Missions business from Robots & Pencils and in an acqui-hire transaction with Turbine Labs
  • Twilio in an asset purchase from Vai Technologies
  • Zendesk in its acquisition of Smooch
  • Affirm in numerous transactions including its acquisition of Sweep
  • Game Closure in its acquisition of Chobo Labs
  • Mixbook in an asset purchase from WedPics
  • Nextdoor in its acquisition of Pixel Labs (Hoodline)
  • Qualtrics in its acquisition of Statwing
  • Rubrik in its acquisition of Datos IO
  • Snowflake in its acquisition of Numeracy
  • Sumo Logic in numerous transactions including its acquisition of JASK Labs
  • CDK in its acquisition of AVRS*
  • Informatica in its acquisition of StrikeIron*
  • Micron in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Elpida out of bankruptcy in Japan, its $1.3 billion acquisition of Numonyx from Intel, ST Microelectronics and Francisco Partners, and its $400 million acquisition of Inotera from Qimonda AG*
  • Twitter in its $533 million acquisition of TellApart and its acquisitions of Afterlive.TV, Apps & Zerts, Bounty Labs (Periscope), Cardspring, Gnip, Madbits, Namo Media, The Niche Project and Whetlab*
  • TiVo in its $135 million acquisition of Digitalsmiths and its acquisitions of TRA Global and the ZincTV business from ZeeVee*

Representative Sell-Side Transactions:

  • Moovit in its $900 million acquisition by Intel
  • Xapo in the sale of its institutional bitcoin custody business to Coinbase
  • Qualtrics in its $8.0 billion acquisition by SAP
  • Pillpack in its acquisition by Amazon
  • SolarWorld Americas in an asset sale to SunPower
  • Bonsai in its acquisition by Microsoft
  • Chariot in its acquisition by Ford Smart Mobility
  • Luxe Valet in an asset sale to Volvo
  • Soha Systems in its acquisition by Akamai
  • Escher Reality in its acquisition by Niantic
  • DogVacay in its acquisition by A Place for Rover
  • ConnectedYard in its acquisition by Hayward
  • ScaleArc in an asset sale to Ignite Technologies, a portfolio company of ESW Capital
  • Tiny Garage Labs in an asset sale to Google
  • Zoomer in an asset sale to EatStreet and in an acqui-hire transaction with Grubhub
  • Applied MicroStructures in its acquisition by SPTS Technologies, a subsidiary of Orbotech
  • BioLucid in its acquisition by Sharecare
  • Cloud9 IDE in its acquisition by Amazon
  • AdLast (URX) in an acqui-hire transaction with Pinterest
  • HealthDataInsights in its $400 million acquisition by HMS Holdings*
  • Los Gatos Research in its acquisition by ABB*
  • Marlin Equity Partners in its $160 million acquisition of three business units from Compuware and the sale of its portfolio company Emptoris to IBM*
  • Mentor Corporation in the $463 million sale of its Surgical Urology and Clinical and Consumer Healthcare business segments to Coloplast*
  • Micron Technology in the sale of its wafer manufacturing facility in Japan to Tower Semiconductor Ltd. and the sale of its wafer manufacturing facility in Israel to Intel*
  • Strategic Data Corporation in its acquisition by Fox Interactive Media*
  • Woodward in its joint venture with General Electric for fuel systems for large commercial aircraft jet engines*
  • World Wide Packets in its $285 million acquisition by Ciena Corporation*

Representative Investor-Side Transactions:

  • Bain Capital in the sale of its portfolio company ScoutIt to Market Track
  • Benchmark Capital in the sale of numerous portfolio companies, including Duo Security in its $2.35 billion acquisition by Cisco, Glassdoor in its $1.2 billion acquisition by Recruit Holdings, Quip in its $750 million acquisition by Salesforce, Zenly in its $200 million acquisition by Snap, Edmodo in its $137.5 million acquisition by NetDragon, RightScale in its acquisition by Flexera, Sailthru in its acquisition by Campaign Monitor, and Euclid in its acquisition by WeWork
  • DCM Ventures in the sale of numerous portfolio companies, including LearnZillion in its acquisition by Weld North Education, Wepow in its acquisition by OutMatch, Outmatch in its acquisition by Rubicon, Grin in its merger with Yellow and Rainberry (fka BitTorrent) in its acquisition by Tron
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners in the sale of numerous portfolio companies, including Applatix in its acquisition by Intuit and Cheddar in its $200 million acquisition by Altice
  • Lowercase Capital in the sale of numerous portfolio companies, including Dynasty in its acquisition by AppFolio
  • Redpoint Ventures in the sale of its portfolio company Verbify for $114 million to Snap
  • REV in the sale of numerous portfolio companies, including Recorded Future in its $780 million acquisition by Insight Partners and Quid in its acquisition by Netbase
  • Ribbit Capital in the $7.1 billion sale of its portfolio company Credit Karma to Intuit
  • True Ventures in numerous transactions, including the merger of its portfolio company OpenROV with Spoondrift (now Sofar)

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Russell was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Previously, he worked as a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office.

Mr. Russell also serves as an Affiliate Attorney for the University of Michigan Law School's Entrepreneurial Clinic.

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J.D., 1993
University of Michigan Law School
B.A., Political Science, 1990
University of Michigan
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