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Porter Sesnon

Associate
+1.206.370.8076
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Porter Sesnon is a corporate associate in the Seattle office, where he represents private and public companies in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and public offerings. He also represents clients with securities and SEC compliance matters and corporate governance issues. Representative clients operate in such industries as private equity, technology, software, telecommunications, and manufacturing.

Professional Background

Mr. Sesnon was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011. During law school, Mr. Sesnon worked as a legal intern at Amazon.com and was the managing editor of the Seattle University Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Sesnon worked for Amazon.com and the Seattle Seahawks. During his time with the Seahawks, Mr. Sesnon worked in the corporate partnerships and the football operations groups.

Achievements

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts, Legal Writing I, and Legal Writing II.
Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in its acquisition of 6 Wunderkinder GmbH.
  • Represented secure messaging application company in its acquisition of a video collaboration software company.
  • Represented NYSE-listed staffing company in its acquisition of a labor management firm.
  • Represented NYSE-listed staffing company in its acquisition of Recruitment Processing Outsourcing division of a multinational insurance and risk management company.
  • Represented manufacturer in its sale of its ophthalmic lens manufacturing business to a leading middle market private equity firm.
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed technology and manufacturing company in an auction resulting in a $204 million sale to a large private equity firm.
  • Represented a public e-commerce company in its acquisition of an Internet-of-Things platform company.
  • Represented a public e-commerce company in its acquisition of a mobile application and website testing company.
  • Represented Canadian lumber company in its acquisition of a paper mill.
  • Represented skin care manufacturer and its co-founder in a buyout transaction.

Venture Capital, Private Equity and Other Equity Financings

  • Represented Endeavour Capital in its investment in USNR, LLC.
  • Represented investor in $100 million investment in a newly-formed Bay Area-based private equity fund.
  • Represented photo editing company in a $41 million investment and related tax restructuring by a Bay Area-based private equity fund.
  • Represented local fresh fruit and vegetable distribution company in an investment by a New York-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a sovereign wealth fund in its $35 million investment in Series C preferred stock of a U.S. solar technology company.
  • Represented a SaaS company in the health and wellness industry on its issuance of $25 million of Series C preferred stock to a venture capital investor.
  • Represented Asia-based sovereign wealth fund in $15 million Series B financing of US-based battery technology company.
  • Represented a SaaS company in the gift card and rewards industry on its issuance of $9 million of Series B-1 preferred stock to a venture capital investor.
  • Represented venture capital fund in $1 million seed investment in online e-commerce platform.