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Carlota Montes concentrates her practice in the areas of M&A, private equity, and venture financings.

Carlota represents technology companies in public and private M&A transactions in a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, software, information technologies, life sciences, and entertainment. Additionally, Carlota represents venture funds, strategic venture investors, and emerging growth technology companies in structuring and negotiating a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Carlota volunteered with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, The Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, where she worked primarily with immigrants from Latin America.


  • Five9 acquires Inference Technologies GroupJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Inference Technologies Group, Inc., a leading global provider of Intelligent Virtual Agents for sales and service organizations.
  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised 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.
  • Western Digital sells ActiveScale™ business to QuantumJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation's subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the sale of its ActiveScale™ business to Quantum Corporation.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires ContainerShip, Inc.Jones Day advised Hitachi Vantara LLC in its acquisition of assets from ContainerShip, Inc., a start-up company specializing in the Kubernetes open-source platform space.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • 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.
  • Novastar participates in $7 million Series A investment in Metro Africa XpressJones Day represented Novastar Ventures Limited in connection with the purchase by funds under its management of $7 million of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by Metro Africa Xpress, Inc., a Nigerian technology company that facilitates motorcycle ride-share and delivery services in Nigeria, with plans to expand to ten additional cities in West Africa.
  • Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Credit Suisse, as representatives of the underwriters, complete $300 million bond offering by KB HomeJones Day represented Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by KB Home, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2027 and an additional $100 aggregate principal amount of its existing series of 7.625% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Rgenix raises capital in Series C roundJones Day represented Rgenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small molecule and antibody cancer therapeutics, in connection with its issuance of $40 million of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Lepu Medical, Oceanpine Capital and WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, Novo Holdings A/S, Sofinnova Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC, and the Partnership Fund for New York City’s Innovate NY Fund and associated entities.
  • VMware acquires CloudHealth TechnologiesJones Day advised VMware, Inc in its acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies, Inc.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Partech Partners invests in TradeDepotJones Day represented Partech Partners in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by TradeDepot, the innovative SaaS platform for FMCG distribution in Africa.
  • NXP acquires OmniPHYJones Day advised NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its acquisition of OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology.
  • Dignity Health and Select Medical combine Concentra and U.S. HealthWorks for $753 millionJones Day advised Dignity Health in its $753 million sale of its U.S. HealthWorks, Inc. subsidiary to Concentra Group Holdings, LLC.
  • SAP acquires GigyaJones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Gigya, Inc., a market leader for customer identity and access management.
  • 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.
  • Asylum granted to Guatemalan mother and her four childrenJones Day client A.P. and her four children escaped Guatemala in 2015, fleeing gang violence and domestic violence.
  • ETS acquires Questar Assessment Inc. for $127.5 millionJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $127.5 million cash acquisition of Questar Assessment Inc., a leading K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability.
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