Fenwick Represents Cisco in Pending Acquisition of Accedian

Fenwick is representing CISCO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide leader in technology, in its pending acquisition of Accedian, a network performance monitoring partner that enables seamless operation of service provider transport and 5G networks.

The acquisition of Accedian will greatly strengthen Cisco’s approach to assurance, helping to enable agility, efficiency, and the scale that service providers need to drive success. Accedian’s service assurance portfolio of microsecond level sensors and the powerful Skylight Analytics platform, coupled with Cisco’s robust portfolio, will enable Cisco to bring transformational solutions to their service provider customers. The acquisition is expected to close in Cisco’s FY24. More information can be obtained from Cisco’s announcement.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Doug Cogen, Ken Myers and Scott Behar, counsel Jeremy Delman and associates Jiarui Li, Brooke Longhurst, Riddhi Adhikari and Susan Lee; technology transactions partners Rufus Pichler and Joseph Schenck, counsel Susanne Peterson and Christopher Joslyn, associates Julia Chung, Ann Kang, Barbara Wong, Ju Yun (Julie) Son, Sarah Meyers and Mina Matsumoto and advisor Sandra Weustink; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matt Cantor and associates Christophe Delrieu and Elizabeth Fu; privacy and cybersecurity partner Tyler Newby, counsel Ana Razmazma and associates Samantha Ong and Heba Tawadross; tax partner Adam Halpern and associate Einav Axler; trade and national security partner Melissa Duffy and associates Sofia Chalat and Julia Kuelzow; antitrust partners Mark Ostrau and Steve Albertson; and patent associate Emily Bullis.