Haddad

Mark A. Haddad

Partner
Co-Chair, Technology Industry Group
Boston

I enjoy working alongside my clients at all stages of growth and I offer advice that is practical and informed.

Mark Haddad has spent his career partnering with high-growth and mature companies and their investors. He has launched hundreds of startups in various emerging industries such as energy, digital media, cyber security, software, hardware, biotechnology and blockchain. His long history in the space results in informed perspective on marketplace realities and strategic priorities.

In addition to his vast emerging company and venture capital practice, he also spends a significant amount of his practice working with buyers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions, and other high-stakes strategic transactions. 

Mark is recognized by numerous outlets as a leading lawyer for corporate, M&A and venture capital work, and is known for his close and collaborative approach to client service, and creative and problem-solving approaches over a wide-variety of transactions and structures. 

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
  • University of Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Experience

M&A: BUY-SIDE AND SELL-SIDE 
  • 7AC Technologies, a developer of ultra-high efficiency HVAC systems, in its sale to Emerson Electric.
  • Global biopharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALXN) in several acquisitions including:
    • its acquisition of Achillion (Nasdaq: ACHN) , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company for $1.2 billion; and
    • its acquisition of Syntimmune for $1.2 billion.
  • Honest Buildings, a real estate project management platform in its sale to Procore Technologies, a leading provider of construction management software.
  • Pika Energy, a manufacturer of innovative battery storage technologies, in its sale to power products manufacturer Generac Holdings.
  • Circle Surrogacy, a surrogacy and egg donation-related business based in Boston, MA, in its acquisition by Ultima Capital Partners.
  • Mill Road Capital II, L.P. and its portfolio company, Skullcandy, in spin off of Skullcandy’s ASTRO Gaming headset business to Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) for $85 million.
  • International Data Group (IDG), a tech publisher in its acquisition by China Oceanwide and IDG Capital.
  • AurKa Pharma, a special purpose company established by TVM Life Sciences in its sale to global healthcare leader Eli Lilly & Company (NYSE: LLY).
  • Numerous acquisitions for Alere (NYSE: ALR), including the company's purchase of Medical Automation Systems (MAS).
  • Beacon Hospice, a hospice provider headquartered in Boston, in its sale to Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) for $125 million.
  • ABIOMED (Nasdaq: ABMD), a manufacturer of heart and circulatory support devices, in its $45 million acquisition of Impella CardioSystems AG, a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive cardiovascular support systems.
  • ATG (Nasdaq: ARTG), an internet company specializing in e-commerce software, in multiple acquisitions, including eStara, a click-to-call, click-to-chat and call tracking applications developer for $49 million, and Primus Knowledge Solutions, a software company focused on customer support for $30 million.
  • WHI Solutions, a B2C e-commerce company, in its acquisition of icarz, an online retailer focused on automotive products.
  • Precision Metal Products in its sale to HBD Industries.
  • CRA International (Nasdaq: CRAI) in its acquisition of InteCap, a consulting firm focused on the financial markets arena.
  • Buyerzone.com, an online lead generation firm in its sale to Reed Business Information, a B2B publisher.
  • Mill Road Capital's go-private acquisition of Rubio's Restaurants.
  • The management buyout and private equity financing of Beacon Hospice.
VENTURE CAPITAL FINANCINGS
  • PhotoShelter, a provider of digital asset management software for organizations and creative professionals, in a $47 Million growth investment from Clearhaven Partners.
  • Form Health, a telemedical weight loss company, in its $12 million Series A funding led by M13, with participation from SignalFire and NextView Ventures. 
  • Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners as lead investor in a $17 million funding round for money management platform Truebill, Inc. 
  • Kula Bio, a sustainable agriculture start-up in its Series Seed financing.
  • GreatHorn, a cloud-native email security provider in its $13 million funding round co-led by RRE Ventures and .406 Ventures.
  • Venture capital firm CRV as lead investor in a $12.7 million Series A financing for Abacus Insights, a healthcare data integration company.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners, as lead investor in the Series C financing of smart water dispenser Bevi (Hydration Labs).
  • Tank Utility, a provider of IoT tank monitoring and logistics optimization services, in a financing round led by Bullpen Capital.
  • Early stage venture capital firm .406 Ventures in its $9 million Series A investment in log search and analytics platform CHAOSSEARCH.
  • Position Imaging, a logistic and technology tracking company in its $1.5 million Series A Financing.
  • Cryoocyte, a reproductive technology platform for high-precision fish farming, in its $4 million Series A financing led by Aqua-Spark and existing investor Vodia Ventures.
  • MultiSensor Scientific, a developer of non-thermal optical gas imaging cameras to locate and quantify natural gas leaks in real-time, in a $1.5M Seed financing led by Launchpad and CEVG.
  • Honest Buildings, a leading real estate technology company in its $21 million Series B financing.
  • Healthcare startup Landsdown Labs in its $2.6 million Series A financing led by Connecticut Innovations.
  • Venture capital firm CRV as lead investor in a $10 million Series A for contract management company Concord.
  • Cake, a Boston-based end-of-life planning platform, in its $1.35 million seed round led by venture capital firm Pillar, with participation from Launch Capital, Arkitekt Ventures and Honeycomb Portfolio.
  • Carillon Technologies' initial funding to assist the U.S. Government and government contractors in accelerating the identification, adaption and deployment of advanced commercial technologies
  • Morphic Therapeutic, a biotech company in its $80 million Series B financing led by Novo. Holdings and Omega Fund and its $51.5 million Series A co-led by SR One and Pfizer Venture Investments.
  • Datadog, provider of a SaaS-based monitoring platform for cloud applications, in its $94.5 million Series D funding round and its $31 million Series C funding round.
  • 7AC Technologies, a developer of ultra-high efficiency air conditioning systems that use up to 75 percent less electricity compared to conventional heating, ventilation and air conditioning technologies, in its $6.2 million Series C financing led by SABIC Ventures, BV, the venture arm of a Saudi Plastics manufacturer.
  • Harvest Automation, a developer of robotic equipment for the agriculture industry, in a $11.75 million Series C financing led by Mousse Partners.
  • Lead investors Founder Collective and Atlas Venture in their $4 million Series A financing of PillPack, a consumer-oriented pharmaceuticals packaging company.

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Top Lawyer – Corporate Law - Boston Magazine (2021)
  • Best Lawyers - Corporate Law (2016-2023)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts: Corporate/M&A (2011-2022)
  • M&A Advisor: 40 Under 40 award (2012)
  • ‘Rising Star’ – Super Lawyers: M&A – Massachusetts (2005-2011)
INVOLVEMENT
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Partners in Education Power Lunch, Reading Volunteer (2002-2007)
  • Citizen Schools 8th Grade Academy, Writing Coach (2001-2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Should Angels Be Able to Force Exits?” The Angel Capital Association (November 2019)
  • “Legal Challenges of Doing a Startup in Cleantech” Cleantech Open: East Coast Academy (June 2017)
  • “IP and Business Law Issues for Your Startup” The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (December 2014)
  • “Negotiating Term Sheets” The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (December 2013)
  • “Legal and Tax Issues for Entrepreneurs” The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (December 2011)
  • “Legal Challenges for Startups” The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (January 2011)
  • “Incorporating Your Startup” MassChallenge Boot Camp (May 2010)
  • “Term Sheets and Valuations” The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (March 2010)