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Claire S. White

Partner
+1.206.370.8033
Fax +1.206.370.6424
Claire White is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, and a member of the corporate practice group. She represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries on corporate, securities, and financing matters. Her practice is focused on representing growth-stage companies and venture capital and private equity investors. In addition, her experience includes advising clients as buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, complex financings, and general contract and corporate governance matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2014, she worked in the Washington, D.C. and Melbourne offices of an international law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Wayfind
Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
  • Represent growth-stage companies and investors in preferred stock financing transactions across a variety of industries including biotech, data and cloud computing, fintech, blockchain, IoT, mobility, agribusiness, and smart grids.
  • Represented an Australian strategic corporate investor in its early stage investments and commercial agreements to early stage technology, smart home and IoT companies.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in its $30M investment in Series D preferred stock of a satellite and earth imaging company.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in its seed round investment in a virtual reality technology platform.
  • Represented an Australian venture capital fund in its Series C investment in a data analytics software company.
  • Represented an investment banking and financial services firm in its Series A and subsequent Series B preferred stock investments in an online mortgage company.
  • Represented a Middle East sovereign wealth fund in its $35M investment in Series C preferred stock of a U.S. solar technology company.
Private Equity and Acquisitions
  • Represent private equity buyer in multiple acquisitions in the food processing, irrigation, and agribusiness industries generally, including as to acquisition, fund and corporate governance matters.
  • Represented the shareholders of a professional consulting services company in its acquisition by a corporation.
  • Represented private equity buyer in the acquisition of fruit processing and real estate assets.
  • Represented shareholders of a video technology services and hardware business in its acquisition by a private equity buyer.
  • Represented shareholders of a Seattle-based worldwide transportation and logistics group in its acquisition by a private equity buyer.
  • Represented shareholders of a Seattle-based photo editing and graphic design company in its acquisition by a private equity buyer.
  • Represented shareholders of a Seattle-based digital content services firm in its strategic acquisition.
  • Represented shareholders of Spokane-based online learning and event management platform in its acquisition by a private equity buyer.
  • Represent a private equity buyer in multiple acquisitions of companies in the automotive aftermarket parts industry.
Capital Markets Financing
  • Represent U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers on a range of securities, disclosure, and corporate governance matters.
  • Advise clients regarding securities, broker dealer, investment advisor, and other regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in connection with its tender offer and secondary purchase of Series A and Series B shares.
  • Represented a multinational mining and petroleum company in connection with its SEC-registered, medium-term notes program.
  • Represented multiple multinational corporations in private equity offerings, including pursuant to Rule 144A, Section 3(a)(2), and other exempt or private offerings.