Firms: DLA Piper (Telstra Applications and Ventures Group), Fenwick & West (Oolaya)
Deal: Series E Venture Financing and Strategic Partnering Arrangement
Value: $US35 million
Key players: DLA Piper partner Richard Horton, who splits his time between DLA's Sydney office and Silicon Valley, was the lead partner on this deal.
Deal significance: Telstra has invested $US35 million in US-based IPTV video company Oolaya, in a move that will see Telstra integrate Ooyala's technology into its IPTV platform. "This was a strategically clever deal for Telstra and a testament to their team both in Australia and Silicon Valley. Having experienced Silicon Valley lawyers on the ground in Australia and in California made it a perfect fit for DLA Piper."