Amazon’s Acquisition of Zoox


Goodwin Procter LLP represented Zoox in its acquisition by Amazon.

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire Zoox, a California-based company working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up. Aicha Evans, Zoox CEO, and Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder and CTO, will continue to lead the team as they innovate and drive towards their mission.

Zoox is a forward-thinking team that is pioneering the future of ride-hailing by designing autonomous technology from the ground up with passengers front-of-mind. The company started in 2014 with the vision of purpose-built, zero-emissions vehicles designed for autonomous ride-hailing, along with an end-to-end autonomy software stack. Zoox’s approach to invention provides flexibility and the means to iterate rapidly to continuously deliver a superior experience for customers.

Completion of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

The Goodwin team was led by Larry Chu (Picture), Nathan Hagler, Brendan Caldon, Louis Marshall, Amy Richardson and Jace Lynch. The team also included partners Kevin Lam, Sanjeet Dutta, Crescent Moran, Koray Bulut, Andrea Murino, Kelsey Lemaster, Jacob Osborn; counsel Grace Wirth, Jacqueline Klosek, Nathan Brodeur, Brenna Moorhead and associates Ben Horwitz, Sean Kwak, Andre Amorim, Tiara Quintana, Matthew Wheatley and Alex Plaum.

Involved fees earner: Sean Kwak – Goodwin Knight Law LLP; Nathan Brodeur – Goodwin Procter; Koray Bulut – Goodwin Procter; Brendan Caldon – Goodwin Procter; Crescent Moran Chasteen – Goodwin Procter; Lawrence Chu – Goodwin Procter; Sanjeet Dutta – Goodwin Procter; Nathan Hagler – Goodwin Procter; Benjamin Horwitz – Goodwin Procter; Jacqueline Klosek – Goodwin Procter; Kevin Lam – Goodwin Procter; Kelsey Lemaster – Goodwin Procter; Louis Marshall – Goodwin Procter; Brenna Moorhead – Goodwin Procter; Andrea Agathoklis Murino – Goodwin Procter; Jacob Osborn – Goodwin Procter; Alexander Plaum – Goodwin Procter; Tiara Quintana – Goodwin Procter; Amy Richardson – Goodwin Procter; Matthew Wheatley – Goodwin Procter; Grace Wirth – Goodwin Procter;

Law Firms: Goodwin Knight Law LLP; Goodwin Procter;

Clients: Zoox Inc;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti