Gabrielle (Gabi) M. Witt | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Gabrielle (Gabi) M. Witt

Partner Corporate & Finance

Witt Gabrielle

Gabrielle (Gabi) M. Witt
Witt Gabrielle
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Gabi Witt focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and private equity transactions.

Gabi has significant experience advising strategic companies and fund-based investors on U.S. and cross-border acquisitions and divestments, financings, joint ventures, and general corporate and commercial matters. She represents clients in a diverse range of industries, with a particular focus in life sciences, technology, and defense sectors.

While in law school at Wake Forest University, Gabi served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law.

Representative experience

Novartis AG on its acquisition of Chinook Therapeutics for up to US$3.5bn, including US$300m of contingent value rights (CVRs). 

Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: OFIX) in its acquisition of artificial disc manufacturer Spinal Kinetics for US$45m, plus up to US$60m in contingent milestone payments.

LabCorp (NYSE: LH) in its 2017 US$1.2bn acquisition of Chiltern, 2018 acquisition of Sciformix, and 2019 net US$485m complex two-way acquisition and divestiture with Envigo.

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) on sale of global RSA business to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, and AlpInvest Partners for US$2.075bn.

Kenco Logistics, a third-party logistics group, in an investment by Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing.

Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately held provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, on its sale to AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) for approximately US$405m.

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) on its US$1.5bn acquisition of Intelligrated and its approximately €425m acquisition of Transnorm.

Barings LLC on its strategic investment in fiber-based internet provider GigaMonster and on two transactions involving the sale of telecommunications infrastructure and ground assets.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) on its acquisition of technology company Avention.

MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) in its US$300m acquisition of Acentia, a provider of technology and management solutions to the U.S. federal government.

Noblis in its acquisition of National Security Partners, a provider of consulting and other services for the U.S. intelligence community.

NextNav in its US$70m Series D financing, prior equity, convertible debt financings, and general corporate matters.

Lead Investor, Updata Partners, on Piano Software's US$22m Series B financing and subsequent follow-on round.

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) on its acquisition of SGT, Inc., a provider of high-value engineering, mission operations, scientific, and IT service solutions to federal government agencies.

Columbia Capital in a broad range of global broadband, wireless, and technology investments, and joint venture opportunities.

LDiscovery, a leading electronic discovery firm, in seven strategic add-on acquisitions, and in its subsequent sale to The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth.

A global after-market brake parts manufacturer and distributor in its sale to investors including company management and a private equity fund.

By Light Professional IT Services, a Virginia-based provider of IT, cloud, cyber, and infrastructure solutions to the U.S. federal government, in its acquisition by Sagewind Capital LLC.

Multiple private equity and venture capital-backed companies in connection with debt, convertible debt, and equity financings.

Spirit AeroSystems (NSYE: SPR) on its acquisition of Fiber Materials, a technology company specializing in high-temperature materials for aerospace and defense use from Edgewater Capital.

A private equity fund in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a portfolio of casual dining restaurants.


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2011
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2008
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar


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