Named a Trailblazer – West

The American Lawyer 2021

Greg Roussel

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

Greg Roussel advises both emerging companies and global market-leading clients in the media, social networking, enterprise software, electronic gaming, and mobile application sectors on their mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic investments.

Mr. Roussel excels at helping acquirers develop an efficient and consistent playbook to build long-term value through strategic transactions. He also regularly represents emerging companies from seed-stage financing to acquisition. With a keen sense of the needs and interests of all the players in a transaction, Mr. Roussel can craft creative and commercial solutions for both buyers and sellers.

Greg’s representative clients include Facebook, Supercell, Natural Motion, New Toy, NGMoco, Redemption Games, Playful, RobotoGames, Deviation Games, Oculus, Irrational Games, BioWare, Pandemic Studios, and Electronic Arts.

Mr. Roussel’s representative clients and transactions include:

Electronic Games
  • Oculus’ acquisitions of Beat Games, Downpour Interactive, Ready at Dawn, Sanzaru Games, and Unit2 Games
  • Easybrain’s US$640 million acquisition by Embracer
  • Tonic Games’ acquisition by Epic Games
  • Supercell’s acquisition by Tencent at a US$10 billion valuation*
  • Supercell’s acquisition by SoftBank at a US$3 billion valuation*
  • Supercell’s acquisition of Space Ape and investment in Redemption Games*
  • Oculus’ acquisitions of Beat Games and Sanzaru
  • NaturalMotion, Newtoy, Area/Code, and Astro Ape in their acquisitions by Zynga*
  • BioWare in its acquisition by VG Holdings (an Elevation Partners entity)*
  • Ngmoco’s US$300 million acquisition by DeNA*
  • Capcom’s acquisitions of Cosmic Infinity and Blue Castle Games*
Serial Acquirers
  • Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus for US$2.3 billion, acquisition of Instagram for US$1 billion, and most of all other Facebook acquisitions since 2008*
  • Workday’s acquisition of Adaptive Insights for US$1.55 billion and multiple other acquisitions*
  • Multiple acquisitions for Dropbox*
  • Multiple acquisitions for Airbnb*
Media/Social Network
  • PhotoBucket’s US$300 million and True[X] Media’s acquisition by Fox Interactive Media*
  • Clicker Media’s and Dotspotter’s acquisitions by CBS Interactive*
  • Grindr’s US$245 million acquisition by Kunlun Group*
  • Shutterfly’s US$825 million acquisition of Lifetouch*
  • VeriSign’s Jamba! US$540 million joint venture with News Corp./Fox Entertainment Group*
  • VeriSign’s sale of its payment processing business to EBay for US$370 million*
Enterprise Software
  • Data Domains’ US$2.4 billion and Scaleio’s acquisitions by EMC*
  • OpenDNS’ US$635 million acquisition by Cisco Systems*
  • Quip’s acquisition by Salesforce*
  • ByteMobile’s US$435 million acquisition by Citrix Systems*
  • SugarCRM’s acquisition by Accel-KKR*
  • Amdocs in its approximately US$224 million acquisition of Vubiquity*
  • ScaleIO in its sale to EMC*
  • RayV in its sale to Yahoo!*
Israel Focus
  • Facebook in its acquisitions of, Snaptu, Onavo, Pebbles, and Redkix*
  • Dropbox in its acquisition of Cloudon*
  • ServiceNow in its approximately US$100 million acquisition of Neebula*
  • Amdocs in its approximately US$224 million acquisition of Vubiquity*
  • ScaleIO in its sale to Emc*
  • RayV in its sale to Yahoo!*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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