Fenwick corporate partner and M&A practice co-chair Kris Withrow has been named Dealmaker of the Year for technology, media and telecom dealmaking by The Deal.

The Deal’s 2020 Middle Market Awards recognize the lawyers, firms, bankers and other M&A service providers that are leaders and innovators in the world of M&A dealmaking.

Kris counsels a wide range of public and private companies in M&A, financing and general corporate matters.

In the past year, his notable middle market deals include representing Silver Peak in its $925 million acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, lululemon athletica in its $500 million acquisition of MIRROR, CareZone in an asset acquisition by Walmart, AppLovin in its acquisition of Machine Zone, Niantic in its acquisition of 6D.ai, Tubi in its $440 million acquisition by Fox Corporation, Packet in its $335 million acquisition by Equinix, Scout RFP in its $540 million acquisition by Workday and Proofpoint in its $225 million acquisition of ObserveIT.

With one of the premier M&A practices in the United States, Fenwick advises leading serial acquirers and innovative target companies in strategic transactions, with particular depth in the technology and life sciences sectors. The firm has completed over 1,000 transactions valued in the aggregate in excess of $500 billion, handling buy- and sell-side transactions of all sizes and complexity, including groundbreaking matters and serial acquisition programs for high-profile, industry-leading companies. In 2020, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 both honored Fenwick among the U.S.’s leading M&A firms, and in 2019, Global M&A Network named Fenwick the Technology Law Firm of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.

The Deal’s full list of 2020 award winners is available on the publication’s website.

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