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Austin S. Pollet

Tel: 1-628-432-5118
Fax: 1-628-232-3087

Tel: 1-628-432-5118
San Francisco

535 Mission Street, 24th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105
Fax: 1-628-232-3087

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Austin is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and the Private Equity Group. Austin focuses his practice on representing private equity firms in all aspects of their businesses, including domestic and cross-border leveraged and management buyouts, venture and growth capital investments, divestitures, other mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, restructurings and work outs, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. He has developed a particular concentration on structuring, negotiating and managing the corporate, securities and tax aspects of complex transactions.


Austin’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Cambrian Innovation in its sale to Pennybacker Capital
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Staples’ European operations
  • Evergreen Coast Capital in its acquisition of the Dell Software Group
  • Foresite Capital in its acquisition of Pardes Biosciences
  • Francisco Partners:
    • in its acquisition of Capsule Technologies and $635 million sale to Philips
    • and TA Associates in their acquisition of Edifecs
    • in its acquisition of PayScale
    • in its acquisition of RedSail Technologies from J M Smith Corporation
    • in its $1.3 billion sale of eSolutions to Waystar, a portfolio company of EQT, Bain and CPPIB
    • in its acquisition of iZotope and in connection with iZotope’s partnership with Native Instruments to form Music Creation Group
    • in its investment in News Break’s $115 million Series C funding
    • in its strategic investment in GreenSlate
    • in its $225 million financing with Eventbrite
    • portfolio company Capsilon in its sale to Ellie Mae
    • portfolio company iconectiv in its acquisition of CSF
    • portfolio company NMI in its acquisition of USAePay
    • portfolio company PayScale in its merger with Payfactors
    • portfolio company QGenda in its acquisitions of Shift Admin and OpenTempo and its strategic investment from ICONIQ Capital
    • portfolio company RedSail Technologies in its combination with PioneerRx
    • portfolio company Renaissance Learning in its $650 million acquisition of Nearpod
  • FTV Capital:
    • in the merger of Clearent and Transaction Services Group
    • in its acquisition of a majority stake in DocuPace
    • in its growth equity investment in 6 Degrees Health
    • in its investment into Neon One with Blue Star Innovation Partners
    • in its investment in StoneEagle Services / VPay
    • in its $150 million recapitalization of Enfusion with ICONIQ Growth
    • in its recapitalization of InvestCloud with Motive Partners and Clearlake Capital
  • Futureverse Corporation Limited in connection with its growth equity fundraise and eight metaverse company roll-up
  • General Atlantic in its growth investment in
  • Golden Gate Capital in the sale of a majority stake of its portfolio company Vector Solutions to Genstar Capital
  • HGGC and its portfolio company Idera in connection with an investment from Partners Group
  • High Bluff Capital Partners, alongside funds managed by FS Investments, in its acquisition of Church's Chicken from FFL Partners
  • K1 Investment Management in connection with a strategic investment by Harvest Partners into Granicus
  • Lone View Capital in its investment in Trend Health Partners
  • Micro Focus in its $1.2 billion merger with the Attachmate Group
  • Neustar, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital:
    • in its $3.1 billion sale, by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation from GIC, to TransUnion
    • in its acquisition of the security services customers of Verisign for up to $120 million
    • in the $218 million carve-out sale of its registry business to GoDaddy
  • Oak Hill Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Technimark Holdings
  • Shopify in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Deliverr
  • SVF Investment Corp. 3, sponsored by an affiliate of SoftBank Investment Advisers, in its merger with Symbotic to form a publicly traded company with a pro-forma equity value of $5.5 billion
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark in its merger with the Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley
  • Tower Arch Capital in its sale of Corbett Technology Solutions (CTSI) to Wind Point Partners
  • True Wind Capital:
    • in its $140 million acquisition of ARI Network Services and in the recapitalization of ARI Network Services with TA Associates
    • in its acquisition of Dealer Spike
    • in its acquisition of The Switch
    • portfolio company The Switch in its acquisition of Pacific Television Center
  • Vista Equity Partners:
    • in its $1.2 billion acquisition of ACTIVE Network
    • in its $1.55 billion acquisition of EAB (formerly The Advisory Board’s education business)
    • in its $3.57 billion acquisition of D+H Corporation through Finastra (formerly Misys)
    • in its acquisition of PeopleAdmin
    • in its acquisition of TransFirst and $2.35 billion sale to TSYS
    • in its acquisition of Trintech from Spectrum Equity
    • in its $900 million take-private acquisition of Forcepoint (formerly Websense) and its $1.9 billion sale to Raytheon
    • in its acquisitions, though the Vista Endeavor Fund, of Zapproved, Kazoo (formerly YouEarnedIt), ComplySci, TripleSeat Software, HighGround, RadarFirst, SecureLink, Dispatch Technologies and Fusion Risk Management
    • portfolio company ACTIVE Network in its acquisitions of JumpForward, Max Solutions and Sports TG and its $1.2 billion sale of its the communities and sports divisions to Global Payments
    • portfolio company EAB (formerly The Advisory Board) in its acquisitions of Cappex and YouVisit
    • portfolio company Omnitracs in its $450 million acquisition of SmartDrive and its acquisitions of Blue Dot Solutions, VisTracks and Vnomics
    • portfolio company PeopleAdmin in its acquisitions of Performance Matters and TeacherMatch and its combination with PowerSchool Group 
    • portfolio company Trintech in its acquisitions of Chesapeake System Solutions and Adra Software and its sale to Summit Partners

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