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Fenwick Represents Cisco in $2.6 Billion Acquisition of Acacia Communications

July 09, 2019

Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), in its pending $2.6 billion acquisition of Acacia Communications, which designs and manufactures high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that allow webscale companies, service providers, and data center operators to meet the fast-growing consumer demands for data.

The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of Cisco’s fiscal year 2020, subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals. More information is available through the announcement on Cisco’s website​.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Doug Cogen and Ken Myers and associates Stephen Fisher, Maureen Montgomery, Shweta Kumar and Hans Andersson; executive compensation and benefits partners Gerald Audant and Nancy Chen and associates Corinne Nhaissi and Ariel Gaknoki; intellectual property and technology transactions partners Stephen Gillespie and Stuart Meyer, counsel Chris Joslyn and associates Julia Arruda, Shizuka Tiernan, Pinar Bailey and John Kind, and foreign attorney Karen vom Hagen; antitrust partner Mark Ostrau; and tax partner Adam Halpern and associate Ora Grinberg.​