Named an Emerging Leader, an award that recognizes dealmakers under age 40 who are emerging leaders in the industry.The M&A Advisor 2019

Mark M. Bekheit

Silicon Valley
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA

Mark Bekheit’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions.

Mr. Bekheit’s experience includes public and private company mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, and minority investments for strategic and private equity clients, as well as general corporate representation and strategic planning for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies.

Mr. Bekheit previously served as the lead in-house corporate lawyer of a Silicon Valley-based Fortune 500 company in its acquisitions and strategic investments in the consumer and enterprise data storage industries.

A selection of Mr. Bekheit's experience includes representation of:

  • Facebook in connection with its acquisition of CTRL-labs 
  • Hortonworks in connection with its merger of equals with Cloudera (US$5.2 billion)
  • Broadcom Ltd. (formerly Avago Technologies Limited) in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Broadcom Corp. (US$37 billion)
    • Acquisition of Brocade (US$5.5 billion)
    • Acquisition of CyOptics (US$400 million)
    • Domestication to the United States and attempted hostile takeover of Qualcomm (US$117 billion)
  • New Relic in connection with its acquisitions of Co-Scale and SignifAI
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals in connection with its merger with Impax Laboratories (US$6.4 billion)
  • T-Mobile in connection with its pending merger with Sprint (US$26 billion)
  • Entrust Datacard in connection with its pending acquisition of the General Purpose HSM business of Thales
  • John Deere in connection with its acquisition of Blue River Technology, a company specializing in machine learning technology for agricultural applications (US$305 million)
  • LivaNova in connection with its divestiture of its Cardiac Rhythm Management business to Microport (US$190 million)
  • CH2M, a design engineering services firm, in connection with its sale to Jacobs Engineering (US$2.85 billion)
  • Sorin SpA in connection with its merger of equals with Cyberonics (US$2.7 billion)
  • Intuit in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Demandforce (US$423.5 million)
    • Sale of Digital Insight Corporation (US$1.025 billion)
    • Sale of its commercial banking division
    • Sale of Intuit Websites
    • Sale of Medfusion
  • Virgin America in connection with its sale to Alaska Airlines (US$2.6 billion)
  • Extreme Networks in multiple acquisitions, including its acquisition of the Motorola wireless business from Zebra Technologies
  • Thoratec Corporation in connection with its sale to St. Jude Medical (US$3.4 billion)
  • Integrated Device Technology in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of NXP’s high speed data converter business
    • Sale of its Alvand Technologies data converter business
    • Attempted acquisition of PLX Technology
    • Sale to Renesas (US$6.7 billion)
  • SanDisk in connection with its acquisition of SMART Storage Systems, a portfolio company of SMART Worldwide Holdings and developer of enterprise solid state drives based on the SATA and SAS storage protocols
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