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Fenwick & West Represents Nuance Communications, Inc. in $221 Million Acquisition by ScanSoft, Inc.

May 09, 2005

Fenwick & West LLP represented its long-time client, Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN), in its acquisition by ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT). The two companies announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement for ScanSoft to acquire Nuance Communications in a merger for stock and cash having a value of approximately $221 million. The transaction unites two leading organizations into a single company to satisfy the growing demand for powerful speech solutions.

The Fenwick & West transaction team consisted of corporate attorneys Mark Leahy, Gordon Davidson, Scott Spector, Marissa Song, Khang Tran, Matthew Forkner and Blake Martell; IP attorneys Ralph Pais, Catherine Manley, Morgan Fong and Devin Gensch; litigation attorney Jed Phillips; and tax attorney Barton Bassett.


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