Fenwick is representing NS1, a provider of network automation SaaS solutions that are designed to enable businesses to deliver content, services and applications to millions of users while helping optimize performance, reliability, security and cost, in its pending acquisition by IBM (NYSE: IBM), a provider of global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting expertise. Following the close of this transaction, NS1 employees will join IBM Software. NetBox Labs will separate from NS1 as part of this transaction. IBM will be an investor in NetBox Labs.
The acquisition of NS1 will further assist IBM in helping enterprises drive network agility in their Hybrid cloud environments. More information can be obtained from IBM’s announcement.
The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Kris Withrow and Ryan Slunaker, M&A corporate associates Samuel Fleuter, Lauren Christine Gonzalez, Syeda Nawroj, Luke Finn and Kaylee Johnson and startup corporate associates Will Black, John Clancy and Jing Liu; technology transactions partner Ralph Pais and associates Adine Mitrani, Ann Kang, Ellis Liang and Mina Matsumoto; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Nancy Chen and associates Jonathan Stephenson and Elizabeth Fu; tax partner Michael Knobler and associate Einav Axler; trade and national security partner Melissa Duffy and associate Mercedes Morno; antitrust partner Steve Albertson and associate Kaylynn Moss; and privacy and security counsel Ana Razmazma and associate Alyona Eidinger.