Yves Cornaz-Tranphuoc

Senior Corporate Development, ex-Google

San Francisco, United States


I am a technology M&A professional with over 12 years of Corporate Development experience at Google and Waymo. I work with senior executives and product/engineering leads to developing M&A strategies and driving acquisition decisions. I successfully negotiated and closed over 30 transactions totaling $1.5B in aggregate deal value. My background in financial analysis, valuation and accounting allows me to quickly understand, evaluate and model business opportunities to provide data driven recommendations. I enjoy partnering with senior executives on high impact projects and working closely with acquired leaders to deliver on acquisition objectives.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 20 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Media and Entertainment Payments Software and Services Technology Hardware and Equipment


Skilled in: Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: English, French

Work Experience


Head of Corporate Development



- 01/03/2023

Worked with senior leaders across the organization to build an M&A strategy that will accelerate the development of our core technology, the Waymo Driver, and support future rapid scaling of our ride hailing and trucking operations: Created Waymo’s first M&A framework to help identify and prioritize areas for acquisitions or investments, track potential M&A candidates and define conditions precedent for acquisitions. Defined and implemented due diligence and integration processes working with cross-functional teams to ensure expert internal/external support in all areas of the acquisition process.


Corporate Development Principal



- 31/08/2020

Drove Alphabet's worldwide growth and innovation with 30+ acquisitions, strategic investments and divestitures ($1.5B in deal value) for products such as Google Maps, Google Fiber, Google Shopping, and YouTube, including several international transactions: Responsible for transactions through their entire lifecycle from the sourcing of opportunities to the development of investment recommendations, approvals and negotiations. Led the cross-functional due diligence process and pre-acquisition integration planning.

Corporate Diligence Specialists




- 31/01/2010

Corporate Diligence Specialists is a boutique advisory firm that specializes in providing M&A financial and accounting due diligence primarily to private equity buyers.


Director Transaction Services



- 30/11/2008

Provided financial and commercial due diligence assistance to strategic and private equity investors on 40+ M&A transactions (~$40B in deal value) in the Technology, Consumer and Financial Services sectors from pre-revenue startups to complex multinational mergers. Led cross-functional teams to identify business, accounting and tax risks that could impact the quality of earnings and valuation of target companies and advised clients on negotiations, purchase price adjustment mechanisms and valuation modeling.


Private Equity Analyst Intern



- 31/03/2003

The Alternative Investment Management program specializes in private equity investments with approximately $20 billion in capital committed.

HSBC Private Bank

Equity Analyst - Asset Management



- 31/07/2001

Managed $300 million in equity from private and institutional clients through discretionary investment strategies. Performed buy-side equity research for US and EU large-caps in the Telecom, Energy, and Food & Beverage sectors. Published industry and company research distributed worldwide to HSBC Private Bank clients and portfolio managers.


University of California, Davis

Finance and accounting



- 31/12/2003

HEC Lausanne - The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne

Finance and accounting



- 31/12/1998

Licenses / Certificates

CFA Institute



CPA (Inactive)