Given their distinct specialization, Gowlings and WSGR will now receive priority access to the McRock portfolio of companies and will endeavour to provide a broad range of legal services in various practice areas. Such professional services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters, joint ventures and strategic alliances, tax, and employment law. Gowlings and WSGR will also have the opportunity to introduce McRock to potential investee companies in Canada and the U.S.
Together, McRock, Gowlings and WSGR are supporting the growth of North American companies in the rapidly evolving iNtelligent iNfrastructure sector. "Gowlings and WSGR are among the best tech law firms on the planet," said Scott MacDonald, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital. "We are instantly providing our portfolio companies with access to best-in-class legal services through these relationships," stated Whitney Rockley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital.
"The founders of McRock Capital have a laser-focused investment strategy that some of the largest companies in the world have embraced," said Derek Keay, a Partner with Gowlings in Ottawa. "We are excited to team up with such an experienced and energetic new VC partnership,” said Bob O’Connor, a Partner with WSGR in San Francisco.
McRock Capital i
s a venture capital fund that invests in iNtelligent iNfrastructure companies in North America. McRock was founded on the vision of seeking out exceptional teams that are building highly scalable and capital efficient companies. These companies provide advanced computing, analytics and low-cost sensing to large, established industries such as water, electric power and oil & gas. For more information, visit www.mcrockcapital.com
Gowling Lafleur Hendeson LLP
is one of Canada's largest law firms, with offices across the country, as well as in Moscow, London UK and Beijing. Gowlings offers a diverse range of services to assist Canadian and international organizations in achieving their business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business law, advocacy and intellectual property, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in the technology, energy, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, life sciences, government, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. Combining traditional legal services with innovative solutions in a number of highly specialized areas of law, Gowlings is Canada's go-to law firm. For more information, visit www.gowlings.com
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
, for more than 50 years, has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is recognized in the U.S. as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, WSGR has offices in Austin; Beijing; Brussels; Georgetown, DE; Hong Kong; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com