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Andy Smetana

Andy Smetana Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital

Andy is a corporate lawyer who advises entrepreneurs and technology and high-growth enterprises in the formation and operation of their businesses, raising capital through private offerings and buying and selling companies and assets. Andy also advises investors in private equity and venture capital financings, issuers and underwriters in public offerings, and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers.

Andy previously worked as general counsel and secretary for an early-stage technology startup that provides hardware and software solutions to data centers. In addition, prior to joining V&E Andy assisted high-growth companies for over a decade in a variety of equity and bridge financing transactions, M&A transactions, and initial public offerings. Since joining V&E, Andy has enjoyed advising a diverse group of clients across a variety of industries.

Experience Highlights

  • GTLA Holdings, a company developing a major gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Arkansas, in connection with its early-stage capital raise 
  • Vapor IO, a company providing hardware and software solutions to data centers, in connection with its receipt of financing from a variety of sources, including initial venture capital, a strategic investment by Crown Castle, and subsequent financing from a private equity fund
  • InforMed Data Systems d/b/a One Drop, a company providing a continuous glucose monitoring platform, in rounds of bridge and equity financing 

Venture Capital

  • LiveOak Venture Partners in its early-stage investment in Eventador, the provider of a fully managed, enterprise grade stream processing as a service platform 
  • LiveOak Venture Partners in its investment in TeleStax, the provider of an open source platform to develop and deploy RTC applications 
  • Tresalia in its investment in Casper Sleep, the global sleep company 
  • Texas-based private equity firm in a variety of technology investments, acquisitions and divestitures 
  • Nano-imprint lithography technology company in equity and debt financings led by a Japanese manufacturer of imaging and optical products and a Japanese electronics manufacturer
  • Vyze, a technology company providing financing experiences for a variety of brands across channels and customers, in rounds of financing led by Austin Ventures and StarVest Partners 

Private Equity

  • A leading private equity fund in connection with its investments in private high-growth companies 
  • A large institutional investor in connection with its divestiture of certain real estate portfolio assets 
  • An Austin-based private equity group in connection with a transaction involving a roll-up of title companies 
  • Developer of digital flight navigation software in an investment from a private equity investor 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • CryoLife, Inc., a NYSE-listed leading medical device and tissue processing company, in connection with its $225 million acquisition of JOTEC AG, a German-based developer of medical devices for aortic and peripheral vascular disease
  • Nano-imprint lithography technology company in the spin-out and partial sale of the company to a Japanese manufacturer of imaging and optical products, and in the subsequent sale of the spun-out entity to a wearable technology company developing virtual reality applications
  • Provider of enterprise IT planning and control software in its acquisition by a global enterprise software company

Capital Markets

  • A leading private equity fund in a PIPE investment in a public energy company 
  • SaaS provider of customer content for the e-commerce industry in an initial public offering of common stock and a subsequent follow-on offering
  • Online vacation rental marketplace in an initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters in an initial public offering of common stock and subsequent follow-on offering by a provider of fiber-optic networking products 
  • Underwriters in an initial public offering of common stock and subsequent follow-on offering by a provider of cloud-based personal banking solutions 

General Corporate

  • A NASDAQ-listed provider of fiber-optic networking products with regard to corporate governance and public company reporting matters


Contact Details

Austin

T +1.512.542.8417
F +1.512.236.3283
asmetana@velaw.com
2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
Local time: 5:21 AM
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Andy's Practices

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2004 (Dean’s Award, Fall 2003; Executive Editor for Professional Publications, Annual Review of Banking & Finance Law)
  • University of Nevada, B.A., Political Science, with High Distinction, 2001 (Political Science Student of the Year)
  • Admitted to practice: California and Texas and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Legal 500 U.S., Technology and Telecoms - Transactions, 2018
  • Co-Chair and Treasurer: Technology Section, Austin Bar Association
  • Member: Business Section, California Bar Association; Texas Bar Association