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Gary Kirkham

Gary Kirkham has spent the last 25 years advising a range of technology companies on important strategic and capital markets initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private and public capital raising and activist defense. Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. Kirkham spent his career at Merrill Lynch/BofA Merrill Lynch where he most recently served as Global Co-Head of Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking. Mr. Kirkham has served as trusted advisor to clients across various technology sectors including: Software, Semiconductors, Internet /E-Commerce, Enterprise Infrastructure, Financial Technology and Automotive Technology.

Select transactions include:

  • Broadcom’s acquisition of Symantec’s Enterprise Business for $10.7B
  • Velodyn Lidar’s sale to Graf Industrial for $1.8B
  • Adaptive Insights’ sale to Workday for $1.6B
  • Intel’s Flash Memory business sale to SK Hynix for $9B
  • Symantec’s acquisitions of Blue Coat for $4.7B
  • Blade Networks’s sale to IBM
  • Canoe’s sale to Hennessy Capital for $2.4B
  • Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma for $7.1B
  • Symantec’s acquisition of Lifelock for $2.5B
  • Postini’s sale to Google
  • Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Imperva for $2.3B
  • Commscope’s acquisition of Arris International for $7.3B
  • Peribit Networks’s sale to Juniper
  • Foundry Networks sale to Brocade for $3.0B
  • Broadcom’s acquisition of CA Technologies for $19B
  • HPE’s acquisition of Nimble Storage for $1.0B
  • Cisco System’s acquisitions of Thousand Eyes, Broadsoft, Meraki and Acano
  • Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Veritas for $6.6B
  • Juniper Network’s acquisition of Apstra
  • Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade Communications for $5.9B
  • Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Medallia for $6.4B
  • Avago Technologies acquisition of Broadcom for $38.4B
  • Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel Lucent for $9.7B
Mr. Kirkham has advised on a range of IPO, private and public capital and LBO transactions for leading technology companies including: Crowdstrike, Medallia, Bill.com, Z-Scaler, UiPath, Microstrategy, C3.ai, Confluent, Zoom, Docusign, RingCentral, Workday, Ping Identity, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5 Networks, Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Broadcom, HPE, Cisco, Juniper, Oracle, Microsoft, NetApp, Proofpoint, CyberArk, Avast, McAfee, Fastly, Tibco, Veritas, Gigamon, Barracuda, Commscope among others.

He holds an MBA from Windsor University and a BSc from the University of Guelph. He is married with three children.
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