Databricks’ $1 Billion Series G Financing


Fenwick & West LLP advised Databricks on the deal.

Databricks, a leader in unified data analytics, announced its $1 billion Series G financing. The round was led by new investor Franklin Templeton and puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Joining Franklin Templeton in the financing round were other new investors, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Fidelity Management & Research LLC and Whale Rock, along with new strategic investors Amazon Web Services, CapitalG and Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors participating in the round include Microsoft, Andreessen Horowitz, Alkeon Capital Management, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Coatue Management, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Tiger Global Management.

The funding will accelerate Databricks’ innovation and allow the company to scale and support the rapid global adoption of its unified data platform.

The Fenwick transaction team was led by corporate partners Michael Brown (Picture) and Patrick Grilli and included associates Ari Haber, Jenna Hsieh and Leeza Soulina.

Involved fees earner: Michael Brown – Fenwick & West LLP; Patrick Grilli – Fenwick & West LLP; Ari Haber – Fenwick & West LLP; Jenna Hsieh – Fenwick & West LLP; Leeza Soulina – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Databricks Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti