John W. Martin

Managing Partner

John Martin

Palo Alto

P: +1.650.739.7555 F: +1.650.739.7655

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Depomed - $1.05 billion purchase of the U.S. rights to the Nucynta pain medication franchise from Janssen Pharmaceuticals (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • AT&T - carve-out divestiture of its managed applications and managed hosting business to IBM
  • Sallie Mae - $7.1 billion spin-off of Navient
  • Perot Systems Corporation - $4.0 billion merger with Dell and various other transactions
  • CA Technologies - various acquisitions of technology companies, including Nimsoft, Layer 7 Technologies, NetQos, 3Tera, Hyperformix, Inteq Services, Interactive TKO, Replay Solutions, Paragon Global Technology and SCUID
  • Accenture- over 85 transactions including:
    -various acquisitions of technology companies, including: AddVal Technology, Ariba's BPO division, AvVenta, CadenceQuest, Caleb Technologies, Corliant, election.com, George Group, HB Maynard, KnowledgeRules, Maxamine, Open Skies, Origin Digital, Savista's BPO division and Zenta
    -various corporate venturing growth equity investments in technology companies
    -auction and divesture of investment portfolio of Accenture Technology Ventures
  • Dell - carve-out divestiture of its RCS healthcare IT business to Conifer Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare
  • Global Printing and Technology Solutions Company - bid to acquire Kodak document scanning solutions business in chapter 11 proceedings
  • Electronic Data Systems - over 35 transactions, including
    -$27 billion split-off from General Motors
    -$25 billion proposed merger with Sprint
    -$200 million acquisition of McDonnell Douglas’ systems integration division
    -$89 million "acqui-hire" of The Feld Group
    -joint venture with Harvard Community Health Plan
  • Brierley+Partners - various transactions, including sale to Nomura Research Institute
  • BearingPoint - multiple carve-out divestitures of technology consulting businesses
  • National milk marketing cooperative - various strategic M&A matters relating to dairy and manufacturing businesses
  • Food processing company - various acquisitions, including acquisition of manufacturing company and IP portfolio consisting of over 250 nationally recognized brands and trademarks
  • Pennzoil Company - spin-off of Battle Mountain Gold Company
  • First Data Corporation - various transactions, including acquisition of Actuarial Computer Technology Company
  • Wyndham Jade - management-led leveraged buyout from private equity firm

Capital Markets

  • Electronic Data Systems - various transactions, including (1) $1 billion secondary public offering of common stock, (2) $6 billion contribution of GM Class E shares to GM’s Hourly Rate Pension Plan, and (3) strategic equity investments in private equity fund and related portfolio companies
  • Goldman Sachs, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Raymond James & Associates in various underwritten public offerings
  • Houston Industries, Houston Lighting & Power Company and their affiliates - over 15 capital markets transactions aggregating more than $2.5 billion in securities, including offerings of common stock, preferred stock, first mortgage bonds, debentures, industrial development bonds, medium-term notes and commercial paper

Board Committee Engagements

  • NYSE company audit committee regarding Sarbanes-Oxley duties
  • NYSE company special committee regarding affiliated party transaction in energy sector
  • NYSE company nominating and corporate governance committee regarding Sarbanes-Oxley duties
  • NASDAQ company special committee of independent directors in connection with “going private” acquisition of publicly held minority interest in technology subsidiary
  • Private company special committee regarding affiliated party transaction