Fenwick & West represented Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity and compliance company, in its acquisition of Meta Networks, an innovator in zero trust network access (ZTNA). The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.
With this acquisition, Proofpoint will strengthen its cloud-based architecture and people-centric security platform, enabling customers to better protect their people and the applications and data they access beyond the traditional perimeter. More information about Proofpoint’s acquisition of Meta Networks can be obtained from the company announcement.
The Fenwick transaction team included corporate lawyers Kris Withow, Stephen Fisher, Adam Derry and Kyle Canchola; executive compensation and employee benefits lawyers Shawn Lampron, Laura McIntyre, and Ariel Gaknoki; intellectual property lawyer Christopher Joslyn; and tax attorneys William Skinner and Ora Grinberg.