Fenwick & West Represents Cisco in its $700 Million Acquisition of Acano

Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking, in its acquisition of Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $700 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives for Acano employees who join Cisco. More information is available through the announcement on Cisco’s website.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Kris Withrow, Kevin Adams, David Huang and Ari Haber; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Gerald Audant and Elizabeth Gartland; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Christopher Joslyn, Joseph Schenck, Jonathan Millard and Samira Hariramasamy; antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau and tax attorneys Andrew Kim and Ora Grinberg.


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