Brian J. Dillavou

Brian J. Dillavou

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Partner

Austin, Texas

Brian Dillavou is a corporate partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents start-ups and emerging growth companies from incorporation and early-stage financings through strategic exits such as initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising start-up and early-stage businesses on corporate legal issues, venture capital and other financings, stock options and other compensation matters, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings. He also represents institutional investors and financial institutions in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity and debt financings. Brian has particular experience working with clients in the technology, fintech, and life sciences sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a partner in the emerging companies practice of Shearman & Sterling. Brian Dillavou is a corporate partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents start-ups and emerging growth companies from incorporation and early-stage financings through strategic exits such as initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising start-up and early-stage businesses on corporate legal issues, venture capital and other financings, stock options and other compensation matters, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings. He also represents institutional investors and financial institutions in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity and debt financings. Brian has particular experience working with clients in the technology, fintech, and life sciences sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a partner in the emerging companies practice of Shearman & Sterling. J.D., The University of Texas School of Law With Honors M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin B.B.A., Canfield Business Honors Program and Accounting, The University of Texas at AustinWith Honors J.D., The University of Texas School of Law With Honors M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin B.B.A., Canfield Business Honors Program and Accounting, The University of Texas at AustinWith Honors Representative Venture Capital Transactions Technology, life science, and consumer packaged goods companies in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital financings Pilot, a financial services software platform, in its $60 million Series C financing* Next Insurance, Inc. in its $250 million Series C financing and $250 million Series D financing* Theatro Labs, Inc. in its $20 million Series C financing* Spotio, Inc. in its $4.5 million Series A financing* Decisio Health, Inc. in its $13 million Series B financing* An AI-enabled healthcare analytics company in its Series Seed financing* TalentGuard, Inc. in its $4 million Series B financing* WeInfuse in its financing and strategic partnership by Healix* ListingSpark, Inc. in its $2 million Series A financing* CherryCircle Software in its $2.3 million Series Seed financing* An oil and gas analytics software company in its Series A financing* A pharmaceutical company in its $28 million financing* A software telecommunications company in its $40 million Series E financing* A medical device company in its $15 million convertible note financing* Investors in an $8 million Series A financing of an asset monitoring software company* Investors in a $10 million Series B financing of a cloud-based service company* A brewer in its Series A financing* A block chain platform company in its Series Seed financing* Representative Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Next Insurance in its acquisition of AP Intego* Liveoak Technologies, a virtual customer engagement and business platform, in its sale to DocuSign* Verimatrix in its sale of Silicon IP and Secure Protocols business for $65 million to Rambus* Empyrean Benefit Solutions in its sale to Securian Financial Group* Oil and gas software company in its sale to a private equity backed strategic acquirer* Admissions and enrollment management software company in its sale to a private equity investment firm* San Luis Spirits in its acquisition of Empresario Brands* A telecommunications software company in its acquisition of a private equity held telecommunications software company* A medical device company in its $150 million sale to a strategic acquirer* A publicly traded waste and disposal service company in its $526 million sale to a private equity fund* A developer of mobile applications in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A modular refinery design and construction company in its $115 million sale to a private equity fund* An eye care franchise in its $185 million sale to a private equity investment firm* A healthcare software company in its sale to a public company acquirer* A software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A venture capital-backed software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A venture capital-backed telecommunications company in its acquisition of a venture capital backed company* A company that makes high performance computer workstations in its sale to a private equity investment firm* An in-house legal software services company in its sale to a portfolio company of a private equity investment firm* A supply chain software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer An industrial construction and maintenance company in its sale to a strategic acquirer A software company in its sale to strategic acquirer A benefits administration software company in its acquisition of a digital benefit delivery solutions company* A customer identity and access management company in its sale to a portfolio company of a private equity investment firm* A software consulting company in its sale to a private equity investment firm Representative Public Offerings An emerging growth medical device company in its $86+ million initial public offering* An emerging growth medical device company in its $111+ million follow-on and secondary offering* An emerging growth telecommunications software company in its $53+ million initial public offering* An emerging growth telecommunications software company in its $44+ million follow-on offering* An emerging growth pharmaceutical company in its proposed initial public offering* Underwriters in proposed initial public offering of an emerging growth company* The underwriter in the $140+ million public offering of common stock of a NYSE-listed company* Representative SPAC Transactions Ibere Pharmaceuticals, a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, in its $138 million initial public offering* * Denotes experience at another firm prior to joining Wilson Sonsini in 2021. Representative Venture Capital Transactions Technology, life science, and consumer packaged goods companies in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital financings Pilot, a financial services software platform, in its $60 million Series C financing* Next Insurance, Inc. in its $250 million Series C financing and $250 million Series D financing* Theatro Labs, Inc. in its $20 million Series C financing* Spotio, Inc. in its $4.5 million Series A financing* Decisio Health, Inc. in its $13 million Series B financing* An AI-enabled healthcare analytics company in its Series Seed financing* TalentGuard, Inc. in its $4 million Series B financing* WeInfuse in its financing and strategic partnership by Healix* ListingSpark, Inc. in its $2 million Series A financing* CherryCircle Software in its $2.3 million Series Seed financing* An oil and gas analytics software company in its Series A financing* A pharmaceutical company in its $28 million financing* A software telecommunications company in its $40 million Series E financing* A medical device company in its $15 million convertible note financing* Investors in an $8 million Series A financing of an asset monitoring software company* Investors in a $10 million Series B financing of a cloud-based service company* A brewer in its Series A financing* A block chain platform company in its Series Seed financing* Representative Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Next Insurance in its acquisition of AP Intego* Liveoak Technologies, a virtual customer engagement and business platform, in its sale to DocuSign* Verimatrix in its sale of Silicon IP and Secure Protocols business for $65 million to Rambus* Empyrean Benefit Solutions in its sale to Securian Financial Group* Oil and gas software company in its sale to a private equity backed strategic acquirer* Admissions and enrollment management software company in its sale to a private equity investment firm* San Luis Spirits in its acquisition of Empresario Brands* A telecommunications software company in its acquisition of a private equity held telecommunications software company* A medical device company in its $150 million sale to a strategic acquirer* A publicly traded waste and disposal service company in its $526 million sale to a private equity fund* A developer of mobile applications in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A modular refinery design and construction company in its $115 million sale to a private equity fund* An eye care franchise in its $185 million sale to a private equity investment firm* A healthcare software company in its sale to a public company acquirer* A software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A venture capital-backed software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer* A venture capital-backed telecommunications company in its acquisition of a venture capital backed company* A company that makes high performance computer workstations in its sale to a private equity investment firm* An in-house legal software services company in its sale to a portfolio company of a private equity investment firm* A supply chain software company in its sale to a strategic acquirer An industrial construction and maintenance company in its sale to a strategic acquirer A software company in its sale to strategic acquirer A benefits administration software company in its acquisition of a digital benefit delivery solutions company* A customer identity and access management company in its sale to a portfolio company of a private equity investment firm* A software consulting company in its sale to a private equity investment firm Representative Public Offerings An emerging growth medical device company in its $86+ million initial public offering* An emerging growth medical device company in its $111+ million follow-on and secondary offering* An emerging growth telecommunications software company in its $53+ million initial public offering* An emerging growth telecommunications software company in its $44+ million follow-on offering* An emerging growth pharmaceutical company in its proposed initial public offering* Underwriters in proposed initial public offering of an emerging growth company* The underwriter in the $140+ million public offering of common stock of a NYSE-listed company* Representative SPAC Transactions Ibere Pharmaceuticals, a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, in its $138 million initial public offering* * Denotes experience at another firm prior to joining Wilson Sonsini in 2021.

Experience

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Partner
    Jul 2021 ∼ Present 1 year
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Partner
    Mar 2018 ∼ Jul 2021 3 years
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Andrews Kurth Kenyon

  • Partner
    Pending ∼ Mar 2018
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