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Fenwick Represents Cisco in its Acquisition of Meraki for $1.2 Billion

November 19, 2012

Fenwick & West represented Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking, in its acquisition of Meraki Inc., a leader in cloud networking, for $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki’s cloud networking solutions will expand Cisco’s network offerings by providing scalable solutions for midmarket businesses.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Kris Withrow, Ken Myers, Vishal Dave, Luis Bacalao and Amir Hassanabadi; technology transaction attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Michael Egger, Christopher Joslyn, Diana Lock, Morgan Fong and Ranjit Narayanan; trademark attorneys Stephen Garcia and Mark Jansen; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Gerald Audant and Grace Chen; tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer and William Skinner; and antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau.

More information about the transaction is available through the announcement on Cisco’s website.