Lior Zorea represents emerging growth companies and venture capital funds with respect to their financing and general corporate needs. He is also a seasoned M&A practitioner and has worked with clients in virtually every information technology industry, including internet, consumer-interfacing and enterprise software, digital media, semiconductor, mobile technologies, health tech, fin-tech, VR/AR and cryptocurrency.
I help companies advance their business to the next level. I work with emerging technology clients through their entire life cycle—from business formation to funding (from angel to seed to venture financing to late-stage expansion capital) and finally to orchestrating their exits.
I also have extensive experience working with clients on mergers and acquisitions. I have worked on hundreds of transactions with values upwards of $2.5 billion. In addition to working with my private technology companies on sell-side transactions, I have deep experience with a variety of acquisition transaction structures including public/public and public/private transactions.
Many of the entrepreneurs I work with go on to form funds, and I work with them to help launch those funds and to manage their portfolio investments. I also work with established venture funds on their portfolio investments.
Utilizing my background in finance, economics and math, I bring a unique, quantitative approach to my practice.
Technology is a ubiquitous agent for change and integral to companies well beyond cutting edge Silicon Valley start-ups. Brick-and-mortar businesses are increasingly relying on technology, whether to enhance their operations, customer experience and profitability, or as a catalyst for business transformation. Our team at Nixon Peabody has worked with a wide range of technology companies of all stages. We understand the fast pace and pressures in the ever-evolving business landscape and stay on top of trends to deliver value to our traditional and technology clients across the globe.
TechCrunch | August 13, 2020
San Francisco Corporate partner and leader of the West Coast Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group Lior Zorea discusses how to negotiate the all-important term sheet and cap table to ensure that all parties benefit. Lior recently presented at TechCrunch’s premier Early Stage event on this subject.
Financial Times | December 17, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is included in the Financial Times’ daily email newsletter.
The Deal | December 12, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this roundup of executive news in the M&A, private equity and venture capital spaces.
Law360 | December 11, 2018
San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea’s arrival at Nixon Peabody is featured in this article, which highlights Lior’s experience in emerging growth companies, venture capital and M&A in the tech industry.
PE Hub | December 10, 2018
The arrival of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this article by PE Hub, a top publication covering venture capital and private equity fundraising. Lior is quoted in the piece, along with San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor and Corporate practice group leader David Martland of Boston.