Fenwick Represents Cisco in Pending Acquisition of SamKnows

Fenwick is representing CISCO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide leader in technology, in its pending acquisition of SamKnows, a privately held broadband network monitoring company headquartered in London, England.

The acquisition of SamKnows will expand Cisco’s ThousandEyes’ industry-leading view of global internet health. Today, ThousandEyes has hundreds of thousands of vantage points across the Internet, in enterprise environments, and on user devices. With the addition of SamKnows’ millions of vantage points into the last mile, customers now have a single source of truth for how the Internet is performing across their entire infrastructure, including home and mobile device networks. More information can be obtained from Cisco’s announcement.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Doug Cogen, Ken Myers and Stephen Fisher and associates Matt McCabe, Christina Kwak, Brendan Montgomery and Riddhi Adhikari; technology transactions partners Rufus Pichler and Joseph Schenck, counsel Christopher Joslyn, associates Julia Arruda, Ali Kongats, Jessica Chung, Bryan Osorio and Aaron Dunn and advisor Sandra Weustink; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matt Cantor and associates Laura Mclntyre and Elizabeth Fu; privacy and cybersecurity partner Tyler Newby, counsel Ana Razmazma and associate Samantha Ong; tax partner Adam Halpern and associate Einav Axler; trade and national security partner Melissa Duffy and associates Sofia Chalat and Julia Kuelzow; and patent associate Emily Bullis.


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