Garth Angelo Osterman

Partner

I have been representing clients in mergers and acquisitions for almost 20 years, across a broad spectrum of industries, with a specialty in international and cross-border transactions.

gosterman@cooley.com

Garth concentrates his practice on M&A, divestitures and buyouts. For more than two decades, he has represented public and private companies in their strategic transactions, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions, including in Eastern Europe, South America, Central America and Asia. Garth is a market leader in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) M&A transactions, representing target companies and SPACs in their business combinations. His clients include companies of all sizes engaged in US domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and restructurings. Garth acts in a variety of capacities in representing his clients, including as lead deal counsel, cross-border structuring adviser, special adviser to shareholders and neutral drafter in multiparty divestiture transactions.

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Experience

  • Grindr Agrees to Merge With SPAC Tiga Acquisition Corp. 

  • SPAC BowX Agrees to $9 Billion Merger With WeWork 

  • IronNet Agrees to SPAC Merger With LGL Systems Acquisition Corporation 

  • Origin to List on Nasdaq via SPAC Merger With Artius 

  • Xos Trucks to Combine with NextGen Acquisition Corporation, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company 

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Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1996

  • University of Washington
    BA, 1993


Admissions & Credentials

California