Fenwick & West Represents Zappos in $847M Acquisition by Amazon

July 24, 2009

Fenwick & West LLP represented, Inc. in its recently announced acquisition by, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Zappos, headquartered in Henderson, NV, is a leading provider of online apparel and footwear sales. Under the terms of the agreement, Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares and assume all outstanding options of Zappos in exchange for approximately 10 million shares of Amazon common stock, for a total transaction value of approximately $807 million, in addition to $40 million in cash and restricted stock units to Zappos employees.

The transaction is subject to various closing conditions and is expected to close during the fall of 2009.

The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Bill Schreiber, Kris Withrow, Rob Freedman, Matthew Forkner, Kristin O'Hanlon, Shulamite Shen White, Daniel Paramés and Abraham Zuckerman; technology transactions attorneys Chris Joslyn, Christa Gaines and Robin Schulman; and tax attorneys Adam Halpern, Tim Fitzgibbon and Amanda Athanasiou.

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