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David M. Wheeler

Orange County
  • 650 Town Center Drive
  • 20th Floor
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925
  • USA

David Wheeler is counsel in the Corporate Department in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. His practice focuses on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate and securities law
  • Capital markets
  • General public company representation

Mr. Wheeler previously served as the General Counsel & Executive Vice-President of Fuse Mobile, Inc., a venture-backed retail wireless company, from July 2005 to February 2007.

Mr. Wheeler is actively involved in a variety of charitable and church-related activities.


Mr. Wheeler’s experience includes advising:

  • Sierra Pictures in connection with the strategic investment from Entertainment One
  • Biostructures LLC in connection with its acquisition by Bioventus LLC
  • Digital Turbine (formerly known as Mandalay Digital) in connection with its acquisition of Appia
  • beIN Media in its acquisition of Miramax Films
  • Warner Brothers in its acquisition of DramaFever
  • California Corrections Corporation in its acquisitions of Correction Management, Inc. and Avalon Correctional Services, Inc.
  • The special committee of independent directors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in its acquisition by NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. for US$4 billion
  • AVANIRr Pharmaceuticals in its US$3.5 billion acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Monoprice in its US$180 million acquisition by Blucora, Inc.
  • SillaJen in its US$150 million acquisition of Jennerex
  • BRE Properties, Inc. in its US$16.2 billion sale to Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. in its US$7.4 billion merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II
  • Intermix in its sale to The Gap, Inc.
  • Realty Income Corporation in its US$3.1 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Inc.
  • Complete Genomics in its US$117.6 million tender offer by BGI-Shenzhen
  • Complete Production Services in its US$6.2 billion merger with Superior Energy Services
  • OrthoScan, Inc. in its sale to ATON GmbH, a German based private equity group
  • Beckman Coulter in its US$6.8 billion sale to Danaher, its US$841 million acquisition of the diagnostics services business of a Japan-based manufacturer and its US$41 million acquisition of the flow cytometry business of Dako Denmark A/S
  • Volcom in its US$600 million sale to PPR S.A.
  • Caesars Entertainment in its acquisition of a majority interest in Playtika Ltd., an Israeli social game developer
  • Skullcandy in its acquisition of the assets of Astro Gaming, Inc.
  • Kelley Blue Book in its sale to, Inc.
  • Paul Frank Industries in connection with its sale to Saban Brands
  • Broadcom Corporation in connection with its acquisition of each of Gigle Networks, Percello Ltd., Dune Networks and Global Locate, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan and other investment banks in connection with convertible notes offerings by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Gilead Sciences, Volcano Corporation and Dendreon Corporation
  • Adobe Systems Incorporated in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture, Inc.
  • American Medical Systems Holdings in its US$250 million 2041 Notes Exchange Offering
  • AECOM Technology Corporation in its acquisition of the Earth Tech business unit of Tyco International Ltd. and its simultaneous disposition of certain portions of such Earth Tech business unit to Suez Environment and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Allergan, Inc. in its US$370 million acquisition of Esprit Pharma Holding Company, Inc.
  • AVANIR Pharmaceuticals in connection with the sale of its FazaClo business to Azur Pharma
  • Several high-profile companies in both private debt and equity offerings
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