Fenwick & West LLP represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in its recently announced acquisition of privately-held KiSS Technology A/S of Hørsholm, Denmark. KiSS Technology is a leading provider of networked home entertainment devices such as networked DVD players and recorders. Cisco will pay approximately $61 million in cash and stock for all outstanding equity of KiSS Technology. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2006.
The Fenwick & West transaction team consisted of corporate attorneys: Doug Cogen, Lynda Twomey, Kris Withrow, Kee Bong Kim, Tahir Joel Naim, Blake Martell; IP attorneys Lisa Kenkel, David Hayes, Stephen Gillespie, John McNelis, Larry Granatelli, Karen Kitterman, Greg Sato, Jae Won Song, Robert Hulse, Chad Woodford; employee benefits partner Scott Spector; tax attorney Ron Schrotenboer; and of counsel Mark Porter.
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