Fenwick & West LLP represented its long-time client, Peribit Networks, Inc., in its recently announced acquisition by Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) of Sunnyvale, California. Santa Clara-based Peribit is a leader in Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization technology. Juniper will pay approximately $337 million in cash, stock and assumed options for Peribit. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, and is expected to close during the second quarter of 2005.
The Fenwick & West transaction team consisted of corporate partners Gordon Davidson, David Healy and Sayre Stevick; corporate associates Matthew Forkner, Brian Hicks, Blake Martell, Joshua Sun and Khang Tran; intellectual property partners Larry Granatelli, Stephen Gillespie, Laura Majerus, John McNelis and Connie Ellerbach; intellectual property associate Chris Joslyn; tax partner Ron Schrotenboer; tax associate Andy Kim; executive compensation and employee benefits associates Blake Martell and Bill Herochik; antitrust partner Mark Ostrau; and employment partner Shawna Swanson.
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