Barkbox’s Merger with Northern Star Acquisition Corporation


Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP advised Barkbox, Inc. on the deal.

Barkbox, Inc., a leading global omni-channel brand for dogs, announced its definitive merger agreement with Northern Star Acquisition Corporation, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The business combination values Barkbox at an implied $1.6 billion enterprise value.

The Gunderson deal team was led by corporate partner Melissa Marks (Picture), IPO/public companies chair Jeff Vetter, corporate partner Brooks Stough, M&A specialist John Olson, tech partner Katie Gardner, executive compensation partner James Hauser, special counsel Keith Scherer and associates Hilary Adams, Wenli Cai, Alex Khachaturian, Samuel Willie, and Amanda Ferber.

Involved fees earner: Hilary Adams – Gunderson Dettmer; Wenli Cai – Gunderson Dettmer; Amanda Ferber – Gunderson Dettmer; Katherine Gardner – Gunderson Dettmer; James Hauser – Gunderson Dettmer; Alex Khachaturian – Gunderson Dettmer; Melissa Marks – Gunderson Dettmer; John Olson – Gunderson Dettmer; Keith Scherer – Gunderson Dettmer; Brooks Stough – Gunderson Dettmer; Jeffrey Vetter – Gunderson Dettmer; Samuel Willie – Gunderson Dettmer;

Law Firms: Gunderson Dettmer;

Clients: Barkbox;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti