Fenwick Represents Proofpoint in its Acquisition of FireLayers

October 21, 2016

Fenwick & West represented Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, in its definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers Ltd., an innovator in cloud security, for approximately $55 million.

The acquisition will allow Proofpoint to extend Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS applications, enabling customers to protect their employees using SaaS applications from advanced malware. More information about Proofpoint’s acquisition of FireLayers​ can be obtained from the company press release.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate lawyers Kris Withrow, Scott Behar, Priscila Bastazin and Willow Yang; technology transactions lawyers Stephen Gillespie and Chris Joslyn; executive compensation and employee benefits lawyers Blake Martell, Kristin O’Hanlon and Alex Galev; and tax lawyers Will Skinner and Sophia Huang.