Fenwick & West Represents Data Domain in $1.5B Acquisition by NetApp

By: Gordon K. Davidson, Robert A. Freedman, Michael A. Brown, Scott P. Spector, Gerald Audant, Stephen D. Gillespie

Fenwick & West LLP represented Data Domain, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDUP) in its recently announced acquisition by NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), creator of innovative storage and data management solutions. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, net of Data Domain’s cash. Data Domain, based in Santa Clara, CA, is a provider of deduplication storage systems. The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys

Gordy Davidson, Dennis DeBroeck, Greg Roussel, Rob Freedman, Michael Brown, Robert Ricca and Evan Johnson; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Gerald Audant and Nicholas Frey; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Morgan Fong, Lance Stern and Robin Schulman; and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer and Tim Fitzgibbon.

About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by MergerMarket as one of the top 5 technology M&A practices in the U.S. and by Corporate Board Member as one of the top 5 corporate law firms in northern California for publicly traded companies.


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