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Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley,

    1992

    Managing Articles Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Southern California Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, State Bar of California

Member, State Bar of New York

Mentor, The Founder Institute, New York, Boston, San Diego, Austin, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Mentor, Quake Capital, New York, Los Angeles and Austin

Advisor, New York Innovation Collective

Charter Member and Former Director, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) New York


AWARDS
Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal 500

Joseph F. Daniels

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Representative Matters

Seed, Venture Capital and Strategic Financings
Seed Financings
Represented a variety of early stage companies in their formation and seed financings, including Adapt Ready, API Fortress, Augmate, Craft & Savor, Cray Pay, Cresilon, Digitzs, Dittach, EcoLogic Solutions, Elemental Path, EnerKnol, F#, Fabzat, Headlight Labs, Ligandal, LMRKTS, Microshare.io, mise en place, Novo, NimbleDroid, Protecht, Red Balloon Security, Rocket Cloud, Shipsi, Solidified, SpotOn, Steeplechase Studios, TEMPLE Turmeric, TicketSocket, Top Flight Technologies, TigerTrade, Vestorly and We3 Real Estate.
Company-Side Venture & Strategic Financings
Represented numerous technology, life sciences and consumer companies in financings led by venture funds, including:
Data Gran in $3.5 million of preferred stock financings by Quake Capital and others.
Cresilon in $26.4 million of convertible note and preferred stock financings by Bespoke Ventures and others.
Encell Technology in $27 million of convertible note financings by Capricorn Investment Group, Crestline Investors, and others.
Protecht (d/b/a TicketGuardian) in $5 million of venture debt and convertible note financings by Western Technology Investment, Connected VC, Stevens Boxpoint and others.
TEMPLE Turmeric in $8.75 million of convertible note and preferred stock financings by Dunn’s River Brands, Big Boulder Brands Investment Group and others.
Esports One in a $3 million seed preferred stock round by X/Seed, Eniac Ventures and Crest Capital Ventures.
ShopGuarantee in a $3 million note and warrant financing by Acrewood Holdings.
Vestorly in a $8.5 million preferred stock financing by Richmond Global Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Gaspar Ventures and others.
A UAV manufacturer in a $10.1 million preferred stock financing by Translink Capital, ff Venture Capital, Neoteny Labs and Scrum Ventures, and $7 million of subsequent convertible note financings.
Augmate in its $3.8 million in convertible note and preferred stock financings by UPS Ventures, Siemens Ventures, Simon Venture Group, and others.
Infinio in its $13.6 million preferred stock financing by Highland, Bessemer, Lightspeed and others.
iTB Holdings in its $5.6 million of preferred stock financings by prominent fintech investors.
Medialets in its $4.0 million preferred stock financing by the Foundry Group, DFJ Gotham Ventures, and others.
CircuLite in $32.0 million of preferred stock financings by Oxford Bioscience and other venture funds.
Mistras Group in its $7.5 million preferred stock financing by Altus Capital and Thayer Capital.
Mitralign in its $6.0 million preferred stock financing by Oxford Biosciences Partners and other venture funds.
MaxCyte in its $10.7 million preferred stock financing by Oxford Biosciences and other venture capital funds.
Truis in its $11 million preferred stock financing by RRE Ventures and other venture capital funds.
Genicon Sciences in its $23 million preferred stock financing by various venture capital funds.
Investor-Side Venture & Strategic Financings
Represented the following venture funds and strategic investors in the transactions indicated:
Quake Capital in the formation of 3 funds, and more than 20 seed investments in companies based in New York, Los Angeles and Austin.
Third Wave Capital Investment in its investment in the Eversport $7.5 million Series A round.
Oppenheimer & Co. as placement agent in the $10 million preferred stock financing of Acquus Energy.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital in an aggregate of $25 million of strategic investments in various U.S. technology companies, including cleantech, mobile Internet security, and semiconductor companies.
Wexford Capital in its investments of an aggregate of $80 million in biotechnology and cleantech companies in the U.S. and India.
Oxford Bioscience Partners, ABN AMRO Capital, and Giza Capital in a $9.1 million Series A financing of Pathway Medical Technologies.
Oxford Bioscience Partners, ABN AMRO Capital, and Giza Capital in the recapitalization of $23 million of prior investment and $9.1 million Series A financing of Pathway Medical Technologies.
Accelerated Technologies Partners as lead investor in investments of $14 million in various medical device companies.
Philips Venture Capital Fund in its strategic investments in numerous U.S. technology companies, including flat-panel display, Internet radio, media software and wireless home networking companies.
Polycom in its $23 million investment in Circa Communications.
ICOs
Unibright IT AG in its $15 million global private placement of UBT tokens.
Darc Matter Advisors in its $30 million global private placement of SAFTs.
Augmate in its $11 million global private placement of SAFTs.
Quantstamp in its $30 million global private placement of SAFTs and QSP tokens.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Represented private equity firm Oreva Capital in its acquisition of Here Publishing.
Represented BlankSlate Factory, Inc. in its sale of Brownstoner to Schneps Communications.
Represented Flying Point Media, Inc. in its acquisition by Women’s Marketing, Inc.
Represented CleanEdison, a leading provider of online training, in its sale to Kaplan Higher Education.
Represented QBS Learning, an India-based provider of integrated media and content solutions for education, in its acquisition of U.S. based Bill Smith Group, Inc.
Represented Penn Traffic in the sale of the assets of its wholesale division to C&S Wholesale Grocers for $45 million in cash.
Represented RTI Surgical (RTIX) in its acquisition of Tutogen, Inc. (TTG) for approximately $263 million in stock.
Represented Criterion Capital Group in its acquisition of Bebo, Inc. from AOL, Inc. (AOL).
Represented U.S. Maintenance in its sale for $276 million in cash to Transfield Services.
Represented Monster Worldwide (MWW) in the sale of its global Yellow Pages division to Audax Group for $80 million in cash.
Represented Impella Cardiosystems AG in its acquisition by ABIOMED (ABMD) for $70 million in cash.
Represented Sterling Investment Partners, Falconhead and Wexford leading private equity funds in over $475 million of acquisitions and dispositions.
Represented Universal Health Services (UHS) in over $150 million of hospital and healthcare center acquisitions.
Represented eSpotting, Inc. in its acquisition by Findwhat.com, Inc. (FWHT) for $275 million in stock.
Represented H Power in its merger with Plug Power for $45.4 million in stock.
Represented the Baan Company (BAANF) in the U.S. and Europe in its acquisition for €762 million in cash by Invensys plc.
Initial and Follow-on Public Offerings
Represented Amira Nature Foods, Ltd. in its $90 million initial public offering of ordinary shares with UBS and Deutsche Bank as joint bookrunning managers.
Represented a regional airline in its $100 million follow-on public offering of its common stock.
Represented Merriman Curhan Ford as managing underwriter of an $100 million initial public offering of a foreign private digital media company.
Represented Mistras Group Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions in the initial public offering of its common stock for $125 million with J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as joint book-running managers.
Represented Monster Worldwide in a $58 million follow-on public offering of common stock with Morgan Stanley & Co. as lead manager.
Represented a leading provider of programmable video compression technology semiconductors and software in its $150 million initial public offering of its common stock.
Represented Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as co-lead managers of $214 million follow-on public offering of Informatica Corporation.
Represented Atmel Corporation in its $80 million global follow-on public offering with Morgan Stanley as lead manager, and the listing of its common stock on the Paris Bourse.
Represented Credit Suisse as lead manager of SupportSoft, Inc.’s $60 million initial public offering.
Represented Atmel in its $639 million follow-on public offering of common stock.
Represented Americangreetings.com in the initial public offering of its common stock for $60 million with Merrill Lynch & Co. as lead manager.