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Michael P. Gibson

Michael P. Gibson Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital

Michael’s principal area of practice is corporate finance and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate representation. The following is a list of representative matters in which Michael has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Spredfast in its acquisition of Shoutlet, a social data integration company 
  • Austin Ventures in its acquisition of SAM, Inc., a surveying, mapping and engineering company 
  • SailPoint in the equity investment by Thoma Bravo in the company, a provider of on-premises and cloud identity management software solutions
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures as lead investor in the $25 million Series D financing of ConXtech, a construction technology company that develops and builds mass-customizable, modular, prefabricated and sustainable structural steel building systems 
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures as lead investor in the $11.6 million Series C financing of 908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis 
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in its $10 million Series C financing of NanoMech, a user of nanotechnology to develop advanced products for industrial and mechanical applications such as lubricants, coatings and specialty chemicals 

Venture Capital Investment

  • Spredfast in a $32.5 million round of venture capital funding for the company, a producer of software designed to enable companies to manage social media campaigns and customer acquisition initiatives
  • Spredfast in the $50 million Series F financing for the company, a producer of software designed to enable companies to manage social media campaigns and customer acquisition initiatives 
  • AVX Partners in its formation of a pledge fund and the fund's investment in the Series A Preferred Stock of a data analytics company
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in the $15 million Series D financing of Siluria Technologies, a natural gas technology company 
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in intellectual property efforts, including non-infringement analysis, related to the $20 million Series D financing of Rive Technology, a hydrocracking catalyst company
  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in the Series D financing of Novomer, a sustainable chemistry company, pioneering a family of high-performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates
  • Spredfast in its stock-for-stock acquisition of Mass Relevance, a technology leader in enabling social marketing experiences for brands and media companies

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • BMC Software in the acquisition of assets of CDB Software, a mainframe data management company
  • Port Logistics Group, an Austin Ventures portfolio company, in the sale of the company, a provider of gateway logistics services, to Endeavour Capital
  • ArcBest Corporation in its $26 million acquisition of Bear Transportation Services, a private, non-asset truckload brokerage firm
  • ArcBest Corporation in the $25 million acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, a private logistics and distribution company
  • Sailpoint Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Whitebox Security Ltd, an Israeli-based provider of data access governance solutions
  • Private Equity Firm in the acquisition of a manufacturer and installer of building enclosures for the commercial building industry 
  • Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of Seaside Healthcare, a behavioral health services provider
  • Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of Employee Benefit Solutions, a provider of employee benefit and wellness products for employers
  • Cirrus Logic in its $488 million acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics, a supplier of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market traded on the London Stock Exchange


Contact Details

Austin

T +1.512.542.8458
M +1.512.785.9683
F +1.512.236.3232
mgibson@velaw.com
2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
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Michael's Practices

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with high honors, 2008 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas