Scott Y. French

  • Counsel
  • Escott.french@lw.com
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
  • T +1.213.891.8449
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Profile

Scott French advises late-stage emerging companies on a full spectrum of corporate transactions.

Mr. French helps clients across industries and throughout all stages of the business life cycle. He regularly navigates all types of transactions and liquidity events, including:

  • Venture capital and private equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets transactions

He also advises on corporate governance and securities law.

Mr. French delivers insightful advice to help clients grow their businesses and solve complex business challenges, drawing on prior experience as a financial auditor with Deloitte & Touche, a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., and in-house counsel at a startup.

Experience

Mr. French’s experience include representing:

Private Financings
  • Techstyle in its growth equity and joint venture financings
  • Savage X Fenty in its equity and convertible notes financings
  • Bruin Biometrics in its equity financing by Arjo
  • MOD Pizza in its equity financing led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Beautycounter in its equity financing led by Mousse Partners
  • Vacatia in various equity financings
  • The Mighty Networks (We Are The Mighty) in each of its venture capital financing rounds
  • SmartyPants in various equity financings
  • ACE Media, a subsidiary of the NFL Players Association, in its strategic investment financing by Allied Global Marketing
  • Deerfield Capital in various equity investments
  • Hercules Capital in its corporate and equity matters on various venture debt financings
  • Trinity Capital in its corporate and equity matters on various venture debt financings
M&A
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisitions of BBB Industries and Sonny’s Enterprises
  • Story3 Advisors in its acquisition of Recover
  • Digital Room in its sale to H.I.G. Capital
  • Exactor in its sale to Intuit
  • Newegg in its sale to Hangzhou Liaison
  • Fexy Media in its acquisitions of SimplyRecipes, Serious Eats and Roadfood
Capital Markets Transactions
  • Parsons Corporation in its initial public offering
  • Yogaworks in its initial public offering
  • CyrusOne in various equity and debt financings
  • Wynn Resorts in various equity and debt financings
  • Chatham Holdings in various equity financings
Corporate Governance

Representative clients include:

  • TechStyle
  • Savage X Fenty
  • Beautycounter
  • Bruin Biometrics
  • BBB Industries
  • Exer Urgent Care
  • Media Res
  • MOD Pizza
  • Vacatia
  • ZT Systems
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • MBA, Northwestern University, 2012
  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2006
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • REITs
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Technology
Practices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Emerging Companies
  • Private Equity