Shopify’s Acquisition of Handshake


Orrick advised Ottawa-based Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, in its acquisition of Handshake Corp., a New York-based B2B e-commerce platform that brings manufacturers & distributors closer to their customers.

Through the acquisition, Shopify acquired Handshake in an all-cash merger. Terms were not disclosed.

Orrick advised Shopify with David Schwartz (Picture), David Gold, Jamie Kamen, John Narducci, James Larkin, Sophia Han, Juliano Banuelos and Keith Tidwell.

Involved fees earner: Juliano Banuelos – Orrick; David Gold – Orrick; Sophia Han – Orrick; Jamie Kamen – Orrick; James Larkin – Orrick; John Narducci – Orrick; David Schwartz – Orrick; Keith Tidwell – Orrick;

Law Firms: Orrick;

Clients: Shopify Inc.;