Ka-onLi

Partner

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Ka-on Li works closely with clients to successfully design, structure, and execute technology and commercial transactions to achieve high-stakes business objectives. She is an experienced intellectual property and technology lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial and licensing transactions for clients active in the technology, medical, pharmaceutical, life sciences, food and beverage, retail, consulting, financial, fashion, consumer goods, telecommunications, education, media, and entertainment fields. She advises both customers and service providers in strategic front-end and back-end contracting. Ka-on drafts and negotiates contracts involving outsourcing, IP commercialization, distribution arrangements, software and cloud-related matters, infrastructure and telecommunications projects, and manufacturing and supply services.

Ka-on has solid experience in assisting emerging and established businesses at a strategic level in U.S. and overseas markets. She has represented software and biotech companies at all stages, from formation to exit. She has drafted and negotiated some of the most significant collaborations and strategic agreements and alliances between industry entrepreneurs, service providers, acquirers, and investors. She has acted for clients on a full range of M&A and financing transactions involving domestic and foreign IP and technology assets on the buy-side and the sell-side, including clients such as SAP, Cardinal Health, The Riverside Company, GE, Verizon, and Blackberry.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ka-on practiced in Sydney, Australia, where she worked on some of the Asia-Pacific region's most industry-changing and complex technology and infrastructure projects. She was also seconded to Australia's largest telecommunications provider for more than one year to negotiate and implement several large-scale outsourcing arrangements.

Experience

  • Concord Health Partners invests in VitalTech™Jones Day represented Concord Health Partners LLC in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by VitalTech™, a provider of connected health and remote patient monitoring services.
  • Western Digital acquires Kazan NetworksJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) in its acquisition of Kazan Networks Corp., a provider of industry leading NVMe™-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) ASIC and adapter products for next-generation data center architectures.
  • ABB sells Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) to DatamineJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) business to Datamine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software.
  • Large financial institution provides financing for acquisition of customs brokerage and trade servicesJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in a first lien and second lien financing in connection with a private equity firm’s acquisition of a customs brokerage and trade services firm.
  • SAP sells Content as a Service (CaaS) business to VeriskJones Day advised SAP SE in the sale of its Content as a Service (CaaS) business, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Content (ERC) and Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Documentation (ERD) teams and data assets to Verisk, a leading data analytics provider.
  • NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billionJones Day is advising NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • City of Hope collaborates with Intervention Insights to advance precision medicine in oncologyJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, on a collaboration with Intervention Insights to advance the appropriate use of precision medicine in oncology.
  • Financing company negotiates and finalizes agreement with white-label mobile application and payment processing provider to mobilize paymentsJones Day assisted a financing company client in the negotiation and finalization of an agreement to provide a white-label mobile application and loan management solution and payment processing services to the client.
  • Confluence acquired by TA AssociatesJones Day advised Confluence Technologies, Inc., a financial services data management software development company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in its acquisition by private equity firm TA Associates.
  • Adecco Group acquires VetteryJones Day advised The Adecco Group, the world's leading HR solutions partner, in its acquisition of Vettery, Inc., a digital professional permanent recruitment marketplace.
  • SAP acquires GigyaJones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Gigya, Inc., a market leader for customer identity and access management.
  • Riverside acquires Parker ProductsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Parker Products, an industry-leading manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients.
  • AGIC Capital acquires Fotona from The Gores GroupJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), an Asian-European private equity investor focused on industrial technology companies in the European and North American mid-market, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Fotona, a U.S. and Slovenia based developer of high-tech laser systems and components, primarily used in medicine, aesthetics, surgery, gynecology, and dentistry, from private equity firm, The Gores Group.
  • Verizon sells its cloud and managed hosting service to IBMJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in the sale of its cloud and managed hosting service to International Business Machines Corporation.
  • Rain Therapeutics expands patent portfolio related to clinical stage cancer therapiesJones Day advised Rain Therapeutics Inc. in connection with global patent portfolio development related to a hypoxia-activated prodrug of a potent pan-HER inhibitor, Tarloxotinib (Tarlox), for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in patients with EGFR and HER exon 20 insertion mutations.
  • KKR invests in ForgeRockJones Day represented Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its Series D funding round by ForgeRock, a multinational identity and access management software company.
  • GE Digital acquires IQP CorporationJones Day advised GE Digital in its acquisition of IQP Corporation, a start-up operating in Israel, Japan, and the U.S. that provides a no-code or low-code IoT app builder, with a visual interface available on mobile, tablet, and PC, includes data apps, and is installable on public cloud, private cloud, and on premise.
  • Adams Street invests in LeverJones Day represented Adams Street Partners in connection with its purchase of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by Lever, Inc., a human resources/recruiting software company.
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