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Pooja is an associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group. Pooja advises domestic and international companies, investors and entrepreneurs in wide range of corporate transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, spin-offs and reorganizations. Pooja also counsels companies on entity formation, corporate governance matters and state and federal securities issues and compliance.   

 

Pooja’s experience includes advising domestic and international companies in mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset, domestic and cross-border), private offerings of equity (preferred and common) and equity-linked securities (SAFEs, convertible notes, warrants) and reorganizations including spin-offs. Pooja has also helped advice senior management and the board of directors of companies on strategic transactions, corporate clean-ups and shareholder issues. Her practice focuses primarily on the technology (software, hardware, education and agribusiness), healthcare and life sciences industry sectors.

Pooja received an L.L.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Associate Editor of the East Asia Law Review. While at Penn Law, Pooja also completed a year-long business and law certificate program at Wharton Business School. Prior to King & Spalding, Pooja worked as an associate attorney at a regional law firm where she worked with several start-up and emerging growth companies and investors on numerous financing and M&A transactions. Prior to that, Pooja worked as an in-house corporate/ M&A attorney at a public healthcare services company, where she worked on numerous buy-side acquisitions and large bought-deal financings, and also advised on healthcare licensing and compliance issues.

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LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School

California

New York

Penn Club of Silicon Valley

English

Hindi

Matters

Represented a California based investor in its investment in a ‘unicorn’ aerospace company, completed as a secondary stock purchase through the company’s ‘stock repurchase program’. Also advised on structuring and forming the investment vehicle.

Represented a Silicon Valley based life sciences company in its sale to a public Japanese company.

Advised a majority shareholder and board member of an Edu-tech company in their preferred stock sale to a global venture capital firm, a unique transaction involving a rare Indian indirect transfer tax issue.

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Represented a California based investor in its investment in a ‘unicorn’ aerospace company, completed as a secondary stock purchase through the company’s ‘stock repurchase program’. Also advised on structuring and forming the investment vehicle.

Represented a Silicon Valley based life sciences company in its sale to a public Japanese company.

Advised a majority shareholder and board member of an Edu-tech company in their preferred stock sale to a global venture capital firm, a unique transaction involving a rare Indian indirect transfer tax issue.

Represented a southern California based energy efficient lighting solutions company in a reverse triangular merger with a large American global asset management firm, a transaction involved an equity rollover component

Represented a Silicon Valley based networking appliances manufacturer in the ‘spin-off’ of its wholly-owned subsidiary company, in an IRC S. 355 transaction.

Advised on the separation of a public Canadian health care services company in into two public companies traded on the TSX Venture Exchange via a spin-off transaction.

Represented a public Canadian health care services company in several acquisitions of US based distributed healthcare services companies. 

Represented a public Canadian health care services company in a Bought-Deal private placement with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms.

Represented several US companies on their entry strategy into the Indian market, corporate structuring and securities issues, growth by acquisition and tax modeling.

Matters

Represented a California based investor in its investment in a ‘unicorn’ aerospace company, completed as a secondary stock purchase through the company’s ‘stock repurchase program’. Also advised on structuring and forming the investment vehicle.

Represented a Silicon Valley based life sciences company in its sale to a public Japanese company.

Advised a majority shareholder and board member of an Edu-tech company in their preferred stock sale to a global venture capital firm, a unique transaction involving a rare Indian indirect transfer tax issue.

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Matters

Represented a California based investor in its investment in a ‘unicorn’ aerospace company, completed as a secondary stock purchase through the company’s ‘stock repurchase program’. Also advised on structuring and forming the investment vehicle.

Represented a Silicon Valley based life sciences company in its sale to a public Japanese company.

Advised a majority shareholder and board member of an Edu-tech company in their preferred stock sale to a global venture capital firm, a unique transaction involving a rare Indian indirect transfer tax issue.

Represented a southern California based energy efficient lighting solutions company in a reverse triangular merger with a large American global asset management firm, a transaction involved an equity rollover component

Represented a Silicon Valley based networking appliances manufacturer in the ‘spin-off’ of its wholly-owned subsidiary company, in an IRC S. 355 transaction.

Advised on the separation of a public Canadian health care services company in into two public companies traded on the TSX Venture Exchange via a spin-off transaction.

Represented a public Canadian health care services company in several acquisitions of US based distributed healthcare services companies. 

Represented a public Canadian health care services company in a Bought-Deal private placement with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms.

Represented several US companies on their entry strategy into the Indian market, corporate structuring and securities issues, growth by acquisition and tax modeling.

Credentials

LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School

California

New York

Penn Club of Silicon Valley

English

Hindi