Mountain View, CA (October 24, 2012) – Fenwick & West was honored by Global M&A Network for 2012 Deal of the Year in two categories at the organization’s annual M&A Atlas Awards gala at the New York Marriot Marquis on October 24 from among the more than 600 submissions received.
Fenwick was recognized for Large Mid Markets Technology & Telecom Deal of the Year for representing Facebook Inc. in its acquisition of the majority of AOL’s patent portfolio from Microsoft Corporation. Under the agreement, Microsoft transferred ownership of approximately 650 of its AOL patents to Facebook for $550 million. Fenwick’s representation was led by Mergers & Acquisitions Group Co-Chair Doug Cogen and Partner Greg Roussel.
Fenwick was selected for M&A Middle Markets Deal of the Year for its representation of Skagen Designs, Ltd. in its $235 million acquisition by Fossil, Inc., led by Cogen and Partner Kris Withrow.
About Fenwick & West's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
Fenwick & West has one of the nation's preeminent M&A practices and is continually ranked as one of the top law firms for mergers and acquisitions globally, nationally and with specific strength in technology and life sciences transactions. In recent years, the firm has completed more than $300 billion worth of M&A transactions, including significant acquisition programs for leading serial acquirers. We differentiate ourselves by having a deep understanding of our clients' technologies, industry environments and business needs.