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Haynes and Boone

Megan Gess

Megan Gess



  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Food, Beverage and Restaurant
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
California, U.S.A.

Megan Gess has extensive experience advising companies on sophisticated M&A, corporate governance, private equity, securities and commercial transactions. Megan's experience spans a broad range of industries, including food and beverage, financial services, technology, healthcare and life sciences. Megan enjoys learning about her client's challenges and goals and collaborating with them to find creative solutions to complex issues.

Bar Admissions



J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2001, cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1996, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets and Securities | Corporate | Food, Beverage and Restaurant | Healthcare and Life Sciences | Life Sciences | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity | Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represent CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) in numerous add-on acquisitions and divestitures in the technology space
Represented Loomly in its sale to a subsidiary of ASG
Represented LogicEase Solutions Inc. in its sale to a subsidiary of Situs AMC
Represented Booker Vineyard & Winery in a minority investment by Constellation Brands, Inc.
Represented HD Nursing LLC affiliate, Health Sense Ai Inc., in its acquisition of Prevention Plus LLC
Represented Fresh Innovations in its sale to Arable Capital Partners
Represented a nutrition company in its sale to Piping Rock Health Products
Represented Mother’s Market & Kitchen in its sale to Mill Road Capital
Represented Charles Smith Wines in the sale of certain of its brands to Constellation Brands
Represented Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in its acquisition of Patz & Hall Winery
Represented St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery in its sale to Chanel
Represented J Vineyards & Winery in its sale to E. & J. Gallo Winery
Represented Ole Smoky Moonshine in its sale to Center View Capital
Represented RSI Home Products in an investment by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) for $318 million and in its acquisition of Continental Cabinets, Inc.
Represented Western Digital (NYSE: WDC) in its acquisitions of HOYA Corporation for $233 million and Hitachi, Ltd. for $3.4 billion
Represented publicly traded private equity fund American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) in multiple, complex leveraged buyouts of privately held companies and in subsequent dispositions of portfolio companies to other private equity funds and to publicly held strategic buyers
Represented Napster in its sale to Best Buy for $121 million
Represented Arcot Systems in its acquisition by CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) for $200 million
Represented Caltius Equity Partners in its growth capital investment in Vision Internet Providers
Represented Like.com in its sale to Google for $99 million
Represented privately held Chinese genomic research institute in an all cash tender offer for publicly held life sciences company
Some of the above representations were handled by Megan prior to joining Haynes and Boone.

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