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Christopher H. Cunningham

Partner
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Chris Cunningham is a partner with over 20 years of experience in corporate and transactional law. He has substantial experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, the representation of start–up organizations and emerging growth companies, general business, and capital markets. In the area of capital markets, Chris’ practice includes private and public offerings of equity and debt securities of U.S. and international issuers, with an emphasis on transactions involving clients based in Asia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, 2001-2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University Graduate School of Business, 2000
Special Committee of Board of Directors of Exceed Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: EDS)
  • Going Private Transaction, Pending
Manzanita Capital (dba McAdams Wright Ragen)
  • Sale to Baird Financial, Inc., July 2014
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)
  • Acquisition of TenMarks, Inc., October 2013
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SIMO)
  • Acquisition of certain assets from KIES, a company based in Seoul, South Korea, November 2007
  • Acquisition of FCI, Inc., a company based in Seoul, South Korea, April 2007 
  • Initial Public Offering of 6,700,000 American Depository Shares, July 2005
Rubicon Media, Inc.,(DBA Betable)
  • Convertible Notes, March 2012
  • Series A Preferred Stock, October 2013
TFG Radiant Group Ltd.
  • Purchase of shares of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. from Norsk Hydro Produksjon, AS, January 2012
  • Investment in Ascent Solar Technologoes, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTI), August 2011
Bitnik, Inc. (DBA Picnik)
  • Sale of business to Google Inc., March 2010
Leadyon Advisors Ltd.
  • Acquision of Wonder Auto (formally NASDAQ: WATG), October 2013
Covance, Inc. (NYSE: CVD)
  • Sale of Environmental Science business to Smithers Viscient, June 2012
  • Sale of Interactive Voice and Web Response Service to Phase Forward Inc. (NASDAQ:PFWD), July 2009
  • Investment in Caprion Protenomics, Inc., December 2008
  • Sale of Covance Cardiac Safety, Inc. to eResearchTechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERES), November 2007
  • Acquisition of Radiant Research, Inc., April 2006
Prime Dig Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Private offering of senior notes guaranteed by PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama, October 2009
TFG Radiant Group Ltd.
  • Purchase of shares of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. from Norsk Hydro Produksjon, AS, January 2012
  • Investment in Ascent Solar Technologoes, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTI), August 2011
PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (Jakarta: DOID)
  • Sale of 2,600,000,000 shares by certain selling shareholders. November 2009
Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Private offering of senior notes guaranteed by PT Central Proteinaprima Tbk (JakartaSE: CPRO), June 2007
Red Dragon Group Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Private offering of secured bonds exchangeable for Ordinary Shares of PT Central Proteinaprima Tbk (JSE: CPRO), June 2007
PT Central Proteinaprima (JSE: CPRO)
  • Acquisition of the Dipasena Group of companies, July 2007
IntelliCheck Mobilisa, Inc. (AMEX: IDN)
  • Acquisition of Positive Access Corporation, September 2009
  • Acquisition of Mobilisa, Inc., March 2008.
Telestone Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTC)
  • Private offering of shares and warrants, February 2007
Supreme Well Investments
  • Sale of FISH business to China Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMED), March 2007
Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN)
  • Initial Public Offering of 6,325,000 shares of common stock, July 2000
Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW)
  • Sale of Avure Technologies division to Gores, LLC, November 2005
  • $65,000,000 PIPE transaction, March 2005
MicroPlanet (TSXVN: MP)
  • Joint Venture with AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), April 2006
Expedia.com (NASDAQ: EXPE)
  • Initial public offering of 5,800,000 shares, November 1999
  • Acquisition of Vacationspot.com, March 2000
Primus Knowledge Solutions (Formerly NASDAQ: PKSI)
  • Merger with Art Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTG), November 2004
  • Acquisition of AMACIS Group Limited ( Northern Ireland), December 2003
  • Acquisition of Broad Daylight, Inc., September 2003
Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX)
  • Private offering of 650,000 shares of common stock, March 2003
Omnicell, Inc.
  • Initial public offering of 6,900,000 shares, August 2001(Counsel to underwriting group led by U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, CIBC World Markets and SG Cowen)
Intrawest Corporation (FORMERLY NYSE: IDR; TSE, MSE: ITW)
  • Private offering of US$225,000,000 and CDN$125,000,000 senior notes, October 2004
  • Tender offer for $394,000,000 senior notes, October 2004
  • Private offering of $350,000,000 senior notes, October 2003
  • Tender offer for $200,000,000 senior notes, September 2003
  • Exchange offering of $397,000,000 senior notes, November 2002
  • Private offering of $137,000,000 in senior notes, September 2002
  • Public offering of 3,250,000 shares of common stock, May 2002
  • Private offering of $135,000,000 in senior notes, January 2000
  • Private offering of $75,000,000 in senior notes, December 1998
  • Public offering of $175,000,000 in senior notes, August 1998
  • Public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock, June 1998
  • Initial public U.S. offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock, March 1997
Onhealth Network Company (Formerly IVI Publishing, Inc.) (Formerly NASDAQ: ONHN)
  • Merger with Healtheon/Web MD (NASDAQ: HLTH), September 2000
  • Acquisition of Health Decisions International, Inc. in a tax free reorganization, November, 1999
  • Acquisition of BabyData.com, Inc. in a tax free reorganization, September, 1999
  • Secondary public offering of 6,900,000 shares of common stock, August, 1999
  • Private offering of 5,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, May, 1998
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Acquisition of certain assets of 3DO, Inc., August 2003
  • Acquisition of PlaceWare, Inc., April 2003
  • Acquisition of Rare Limited, September 2002
  • Acquisition of Sales Management Systems, May 2002
  • Acquisition of Ncompass Labs Inc., May 2001
  • Acquisition of Great Plains Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPSI), April 2001
  • Acquisition of Digital Anvil, Inc., December 2000
  • Acquisition of Design Intelligence, Inc., December 2000
  • Acquisition of MongoMusic, Inc., in a tax free reorganization, September 2000
  • Acquisition of Visio Corporation (NASDAQ: VSIO), January 2000
  • Acquisition of OmniBrowse, Inc. in a tax free reorganization, May 1999
  • Acquisition of Access Software and Affiliates, April 1999
  • Acquisition of CompareNet, Inc. in a tax free reorganization, March 1999
  • Acquisition of LinkExchange in a tax free reorganization, November 1998
  • Acquisition of Valence Research, Incorporated in a tax free reorganization, August 1998
  • Sale of Softimage Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, to Avid Technology, Inc., pursuant to an Arrangement, August 1998
  • Acquisition of WebTV Networks, September 1997
  • Acquisition of Intersé Corporation in a tax–free reorganization, February 1997
  • Sale of certain assets of Microsoft to Kao Infosystems Company, August 1996
  • Acquisition of eShop Inc. in a tax–free reorganization, June 1996
  • Acquisition of EXOS, Inc., April 1996
  • Acquisition of Colusa Software, Inc. in a tax–free reorganization, February 1996
  • Acquisition of Vermeer Technologies, Inc. in a tax–free reorganization qualifying as a pooling of interest for accounting purposes, January 1996
  • Acquisition of certain assets of Bruce Artwick Organization and Bruce A. Artwick, November 1995
  • Acquisition of The Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Ltd., October 1995
  • Acquisition of 3G Graphics, Inc. in a tax–free reorganization, July 1995
  • Acquisition of One Tree Software, Inc. in a tax–free reorganization, November 1994
  • Acquisition of Altamira Software Corporation in a tax–free reorganization, September 1994
Investments
  • C–SMART Corporation, February 2001
  • Audible, Inc., February 2001
  • OverDrive, Inc., December 2000
  • CAIS Internet, Inc., April 2000
  • Digex, Inc., January 2000
  • Intertainer, Inc., February 2000
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX)
  • Underwritten call of $80,500,000 principal amount of 4–1/2% subordinated convertible debentures due 2003, April 1996
  • Issuance of $165,020,000 principal amount of 4–1/4% subordinated convertible debentures due 2002, October 1995
Physio–Control International Corporation (Formerly NASDAQ: PHYS)
  • Merger with Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), May–September, 1998
Univar Corporation (Formerly NYSE: UVX)
  • Negotiated tender offer and second step cash merger of Univar with Royal Pakhoed N.V., May–September 1996

Chris has been involved in a substantial number of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for the firm's public and private clients.

Representative Transactions

PT Central Proteinaprima (JSE: CPRO)

  • Acquisition of the Dipasena Group of companies, July 2007

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SIMO)

  • Acquisition of certain assets from KIES, a company based in Seoul, South Korea, November 2007
  • Acquisition of FCI, Inc., a company based in Seoul, South Korea, April 2007
Covance, Inc. (NYSE:CVD)
  • Investment in Caprion Protenomics, Inc., December 2008
  • Sale of Covance Cardiac Safety, Inc. to eResearchTechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERES), November 2007
  • Acquisition of Radiant Research, Inc., April 2006
Supreme Well Investments
  • Sale of FISH business to China Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMED), March 2007
Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW)
  • Sale of Avure Technologies division to Gores, LLC, November 2005
CallVision, Inc.
  • Sale to Verisign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), January 2006
MicroPlanet (TSXVN: MP)
  • Joint Venture with AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), April 2006

Primus Knowledge Solutions (formerly NASDAQ: PKSI)

  • Merger with Art Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTG), November 2004
  • Acquisition of AMACIS Group Limited (Northern Ireland), December 2003
  • Acquisition of Broad Daylight, Inc., September 2003

Digimine, inc.

  • Acquisition of CoRelation, Inc., May 2001

Expedia.Com (NASDAQ: EXPE)

  • Acquisition of Vacationspot.com, March 2000

Onhealth Network Company (Formerly IVI Publishing, Inc.) (Formerly NASDAQ: ONHN)

  • Merger with Healtheon/Web MD (NASDAQ: HLTH), September 2000
  • Acquisition of Health Decisions International, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, November 1999
  • Acquisition of BabyData.com, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, September 1999

Physio–Control International Corporation (Formerly NASDAQ: PHYS)

  • Merger with Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), May-September 1998

Univar Corporation (Formerly NYSE: UVX)

  • Negotiated tender offer and second step cash merger of Univar with Royal Pakhoed N.V., May-September 1996

Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ: MSFT)

  • Acquisition of certain assets of 3DO, Inc., August 2003
  • Acquisition of PlaceWare, Inc., April 2003
  • Acquisition of Rare Limited, September 2002
  • Acquisition of Sales Management Systems, May 2002
  • Acquisition of Ncompass Labs Inc., May 2001
  • Acquisition of Great Plains Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPSI), April 2001
  • Acquisition of Digital Anvil, Inc., December 2000
  • Acquisition of Design Intelligence, Inc., December 2000
  • Acquisition of MongoMusic, Inc., in a tax-free reorganization, September 2000
  • Acquisition of Visio Corporation (NASDAQ: VSIO), January 2000
  • Acquisition of OmniBrowse, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, May 1999
  • Acquisition of Access Software and Affiliates, April 1999
  • Acquisition of CompareNet, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, March 1999
  • Acquisition of LinkExchange in a tax-free reorganization, November 1998
  • Acquisition of Valence Research, Incorporated in a tax-free reorganization, August 1998
  • Sale of Softimage Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, to Avid Technology, Inc., pursuant to an Arrangement, August 1998
  • Acquisition of WebTV Networks, September 1997
  • Acquisition of Intersé Corporation in a tax-free reorganization, February 1997
  • Sale of certain assets of Microsoft to Kao Infosystems Company, August 1996
  • Acquisition of eShop Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, June 1996
  • Acquisition of EXOS, Inc., April 1996
  • Acquisition of Colusa Software, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, February 1996
  • Acquisition of Vermeer Technologies, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization qualifying as a pooling of interest for accounting purposes, January 1996
  • Acquisition of certain assets of Bruce Artwick Organization and Bruce A. Artwick, November 1995
  • Acquisition of The Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Ltd., October 1995
  • Acquisition of 3G Graphics, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, July 1995
  • Acquisition of One Tree Software, Inc. in a tax-free reorganization, November 1994
  • Acquisition of Altamira Software Corporation in a tax-free reorganization, September 1994

Chris has acted as counsel in a substantial number of domestic and international offerings of equity and debt securities for the firm's public and private clients.

Representative Transactions

Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd. (Singapore)

  • Private offering (led by Barclays Capital) of senior notes guaranteed by PT Central Proteinaprima Tbk (JakartaSE: CPRO), June 2007

Red Dragon Group Pte Ltd. (Singapore)

  • Private offering (led by BNP Paribas) of secured bonds exchangeable for Ordinary Shares of PT Central Proteinaprima Tbk (JSE: CPRO), June 2007

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SIMO)

  • Initial Public Offering of 6,700,000 American Depository Shares, July 2005
Telestone Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTC)
  • Private offering of shares and warrants, February 2007
Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW)

  • $65,000,000 PIPE transaction, March 2005
Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN)
  • Initial Public offering of 6,325,000 shares of common stock, July 2000
Expedia.com (NASDAQ: EXPE)
  • Initial public offering of 5,800,000 shares, November 1999
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Investments in:
  • C-SMART Corporation, February 2001
  • Audible, Inc., February 2001
  • OverDrive, Inc., December 2000
  • CAIS Internet, Inc., April 2000
  • Digex, Inc., January 2000
  • Intertainer, Inc., February 2000
Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX)
  • Private offering of 650,000 shares of common stock, March 2003
Omnicell, Inc.
  • Initial public offering of 6,900,000 shares, August 2001(Counsel to underwriting group led by U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, CIBC World Markets and SG Cowen)
Intrawest Corporation (FORMERLY NYSE: IDR; TSE, MSE: ITW)
  • Private offering of US$225,000,000 and CDN$125,000,000 senior notes, October 2004
  • Tendor offer for $394,000,000 senior notes, October 2004
  • Private offering of $350,000,000 senior notes, October 2003
  • Tender offer for $200,000,000 senior notes, September 2003
  • Exchange offering of $397,000,000 senior notes, November 2002
  • Private offering of $137,000,000 in senior notes, September 2002
  • Public offering of 3,250,000 shares of common stock, May 2002
  • Private offering of $135,000,000 in senior notes, January 2000
  • Private offering of $75,000,000 in senior notes, December 1998
  • Public offering of $175,000,000 in senior notes, August 1998
  • Public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock, June 1998
  • Initial public U.S. offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock, March 1997
Onhealth Network Company (Formerly IVI Publishing, Inc.) (Formerly NASDAQ: ONHN)
  • Secondary public offering of 6,900,000 shares of common stock, August, 1999
  • Private offering of 5,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, May, 1998
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX)
  • Underwritten call of $80,500,000 principal amount of 4–1/2% subordinated convertible debentures due 2003, April 1996
  • Issuance of $165,020,000 principal amount of 4–1/4% subordinated convertible debentures due 2002, October 1995
Univar Corporation (Formerly NYSE: UVX)
  • Negotiated tender offer and second step cash merger of Univar with Royal Pakhoed N.V., May–September 1996