Peyton Worley guides emerging and established technology companies through their entire life cycle, and advises the venture capital firms and growth capital firms that invest in technology companies.
Mr. Worley advises companies from formation through to IPO and beyond. He regularly helps clients navigate:
- Capital raising
- Strategic partnerships
- Leveraged and unleveraged mergers and acquisitions
- Founder liquidity transactions
- SEC reporting and compliance
Mr. Worley draws on experience with a wide range of industries, including social, digital media, e-commerce, fintech, adtech, enterprise software, network security, gaming, content publishing, biopharmaceuticals, cleantech, and life sciences.
Given the volume of dealflow he handles, he has developed a keen sense of what is at market, drawing on a comprehensive perspective of the needs of both the company side and the capital side. In the course of a recent year, he handled more than 30 equity financings and five venture-backed acquisitions/sales. He also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in the capital markets, including on more than 25 capital markets offerings over the past few years.
Mr. Worley’s experience includes representing:
- Foxtrot Market, the café redefining convenience for the modern consumer, in a US$42 million Series B financing led by David Barber’s Almanac Insight and Monogram Capital Partners
- Roman, a New York-based online multi-vertical healthcare company, in a US$200 million Series C financing led by General Catalyst with participation by FirstMark Capital, Torch, SignalFire, TQ Ventures, Initialized Capital, 3L, BoxGroup, and The Chernin Group as well as a US$500 million series D financing led by existing investors General Catalyst, FirstMark Capital, and TQ Ventures, with significant participation from existing investors SignalFire, Torch Capital, and BoxGroup as well as new investors Altimeter Capital, Baupost Group, Dragoneer Investment Group, ShawSpring Partners, Radcliff, and 776
- Policygenius, a New York-based online insurance marketplace, in a US$100 million Series D financing led by KKR, with participation by Norwest Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, Susa Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, MassMutual Ventures, and Transamerica Ventures
- Boost Insurance, a provider of licensed property and casualty insurance services, on its US$14 million Series A financing
- Lerer Hippeau Ventures in many early stage investments, including Topicals, Mundi Trade, PandoHR, and Mickey Group
- Collaborative Fund, in many early stage venture investments
Mergers & Acquisitions:
- Roman, a New York-based online multi-vertical healthcare company, in its acquisition of Workpath, a technology platform that powers on-demand, in-home healthcare services
- Group Nine Media, the parent company of Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker, on its agreement to acquire PopSugar, a leading digital lifestyle brand for women
- Telaria, a New York-based publicly traded adtech company, in its agreement to combine with Rubicon Project in an all-stock transaction, thereby creating the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform
- Thrillist Media Company, NowThis Media, and The Dodo on their agreement to form media holding company Group Nine Media with Discovery Communications
- StepStone Group on its majority acquisition of Appcast, a leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the U.S.
- Sunrise, an calendar app maker, in its acquisition by Microsoft
- Gamechanger Media in its sale to Dick’s Sporting Goods
- NetScout Systems, a market leading provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, on its definitive agreement to acquire the communications business of Danaher for US$2.6 billion
- Group Nine Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on its US$230 million initial public offering
- Alarm.com, a leading platform solution for the connected home, on its US$98 million initial public offering
- Criteo, a leading global technology company that specializes in performance display advertising, on its initial public offering
- Tremor Video, a New York-based provider of technology-driven video advertising solution, on its initial public offering
*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham