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Vinson & Elkins LLP

2801 VIA FORTUNA, SUITE 100, AUSTIN, TX 78746-7568, USA
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Wesley Watts

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Work Department

M&A/Venture Capital




Wes’ practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs and venture capital investors in the formation, financing and operation of technology and growth companies. He also advises emerging companies with respect to strategic transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, spin-outs, and buying and selling assets, in addition to general corporate and governance matters.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Vinson & Elkins LLP assists technology and licensing clients with M&A deals, public offerings, private equity and venture capital financings, and the licensing and distribution of technology, pharmaceutical and other life sciences products and devices. The team acted for SailPoint Technologies Holdings, a provider of enterprise identity governance solutions, in its $240m IPO; and advised MoneyGram International on its $1.2bn sale to an affiliate of Hong Kong-based Ant Financial. Paul Tobias, Wesley Watts and Milam Newby are highly regarded practitioners; and Andy Smetana joined as counsel from a technology start-up. All named attorneys are based in the Austin office.

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