Global M&A Network Names Fenwick Technology Firm of the Year for the Eighth Consecutive Year

By: Douglas N. Cogen, Kris S. Withrow, Katherine K. Duncan

Fenwick’s representation of Etsy in its $1.6B acquisition of Depop receives Cross-Border Deal of the Year honors. Partner Katherine Duncan named Rising Star Dealmaker.

Fenwick was named Americas Technology Law Firm of the Year at Global M&A Network’s 2021 Americas M&A Atlas Awards, the eighth consecutive year that the group has recognized Fenwick’s preeminence in tech industry M&A. In addition, the firm received the 2021 Cross Border M&A (Large) Deal of the Year award for its work representing Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, in its $1.625B acquisition of Depop, a privately-held, community-led and purpose-driven marketplace for unique fashion. Corporate partner Katherine (Kat) Duncan was also recognized as a 2021 Rising Star Dealmaker.

The 2021 Americas M&A Atlas Awards recognizes the achievements of successful dealmakers, outstanding firms and the best-growth delivering transactions. Its rising star category celebrates young dealmakers for their exceptional commitment and talents for closing value-creating transactions.

Kat advises emerging and high-growth companies on transactions through all stages of their life cycles, from early-stage financings through successful exits, whether through initial public offerings or successful acquisitions. Her recent work includes advising video game label tinyBuild (AIM: TBLD) in its $31.3M acquisition of Versus Eviland and subsidiary Red Cerberus; advising Jam City, a leading mobile entertainment company, in its $165M acquisition of Ludia; and representing Nextdoor in its public listing and its business combination with Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II (Nasdaq: KVSB), a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Khosla Ventures.

In June 2021, Global M&A Network also recognized Fenwick as the USA Technology M&A Law Firm of the Year. To see the full list of the 2021 Americas M&A Atlas Award winners, visit the Global M&A Network website.

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