Fenwick & West Represents Cisco in its $700 Million Acquisition of Acano

November 20, 2015


Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking, in its acquisition of Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $700 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives for Acano employees who join Cisco. More information is available through the announcement on Cisco’s website .

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Kris Withrow, Kevin Adams, David Huang and Ari Haber; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Gerald Audant and Elizabeth Gartland; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Christopher Joslyn, Joseph Schenck, Jonathan Millard and Samira Hariramasamy; antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau and tax attorneys Andrew Kim and Ora Grinberg.