Fenwick & West Represents Cisco in its Acquisition of WhipTail for $415 Million

September 10, 2013


Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking, in its acquisition of WhipTail Technologies, Inc., a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory systems that enable organizations to simplify data center and virtualized environments and process more data in less time. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Cisco paid approximately $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of WhipTail. More information is available through the announcement on Cisco’s website.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Andrew Luh, Kee Kim and Thomas Kang; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Elizabeth Gartland and Adriana Sherwood; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Mark Ostrau, Morgan Fong and Christopher Joslyn; and tax attorney Ron Schrotenboer.