Coupa Software’s Acquisition of Exari

Gunderson Dettmer advised Coupa Software on the deal

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has entered into an agreement to acquire Exari, a leading provider of contract lifecycle management (CLM). Exari will extend Coupa’s existing contract management capabilities and reinforce Coupa’s strategy of providing market-leading power-user applications that maximize the value of the core transactional spend captured in the Coupa BSM Platform.

Once the transaction is closed, Exari will be unified with the Coupa contract repository. This synergistic offering will enable companies to easily create and manage compliant contracts, and operationalize these contracts against spend transactions to turn negotiations into realized savings.

The Gunderson Dettmer deal team was led by John Olson (Picture) and included Dan O’Connor, Richard Blake, Joe Raffetto, Aaron Fiske, Jaime Narayan, Jeff Goldman, Albert Yeh, Melissa Brekke, William Haynes and Justin Peters.

Involved fees earner: Richard Blake – Gunderson Dettmer; Melissa Brekke – Gunderson Dettmer; Aaron Fiske – Gunderson Dettmer; Jeffrey Goldman – Gunderson Dettmer; William Haynes – Gunderson Dettmer; Jaime Narayan – Gunderson Dettmer; Dan O’Connor – Gunderson Dettmer; John Olson – Gunderson Dettmer; Justin Peters – Gunderson Dettmer; Albert Yeh – Gunderson Dettmer;

Law Firms: Gunderson Dettmer;

Clients: Coupa Software Inc. ;