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About Devony Schmidt

Devony is an associate in our M&A practice in our Silicon Valley office focusing on corporate and financial transactions.

Recent work

  • eBay on its proposed simultaneous acquisition of Goldin Auctions LLC, sale of the eBay Vault to Collectors Universe, Inc. and ongoing commercial relationship with Collectors.
  • Coupa on its pending $8 billion sale to Thoma Bravo.
  • AeroClean Technologies, Inc in connection with its all-stock merger with Molekule, Inc.
  • eBay on its acquisition of TCGplayer.
  • Holcim on its:

    –$1.293bn acquisition of Duro-Last.

    –$1.35bn acquisition of Herbert Malarkey.

  • Euronav on its proposed $4.2 billion business combination with Frontline.
  • Axel Springer on its acquisition of Allbritton, including publications POLITICO, Protocol and POLITICO Europe (a joint venture with Allbritton).
  • AstraZeneca on its $39 billion acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
  • KLX Energy Services on its stock-for-stock merger with Quintana Energy Services.
  • Mast-Jagermeister on its investment in, and its exclusive distribution arrangements for, Teremana® tequila, the brand founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
  • Waterland Private Equity on its contemplated acquisition of a 50% stake in The Cookware Company.
  • Stanley Ventures on multiple equity investments in companies developing disruptive technologies, including Boxologic, Dynamic Green Products, Occo and Triditive.
  • A major Silicon Valley technology company in various private acquisitions.



  • Harvard Law School
    • J.D., 2019
    • Harvard International Law Journal
  • University of Oxford
    • M.Phil., 2016
  •  Harvard University
    • B.A., with honors, magna cum laude, 2014

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • California