Mountain View, CA (December 19, 2016) – For the second year in a row, Fenwick & West has been named Technology Law Firm of the Year by M&A Atlas at the Americas Middle Markets Awards. The firm also earned recognition in the Cross Border Deal of the Year – Large Mid-Markets category. Recognized as a leading technology M&A practice globally, nationally and regionally, Fenwick consistently receives recognition at the M&A Atlas Awards.
“The winners represent vision, courage and practicality for executing transactions in increasingly competitive markets,” Global M&A Network CEO Shanta Kumari said about Fenwick and the firm’s fellow honorees in a statement.
Fenwick received the 2016 Cross Border Deal of the Year award for the firm’s work as legal adviser to Cisco in its $700 million acquisition of Acano, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. The acquisition accelerates Cisco’s collaboration strategy to deliver video everywhere in the world, making it simpler for teams to connect from any device and easily scale collaboration across entire organizations, Cisco said in a statement.
Co-chaired by partners Doug Cogen and Dave Healy, the firm’s M&A group provides customized transaction services to meet each client’s unique business needs. Fenwick’s extensive group of experienced lawyers handles deals of all sizes and complexities, with deep expertise in technology transactions, patents, IP litigation, and domestic and international tax issues.
In October, Fenwick was also honored with two M&A Atlas Deal of the Year awards at the 2016 M&A Atlas Awards for Global Major Markets for its lead role in some of the biggest deals in the gaming and software industries. Notably, Fenwick recently handled the three largest-ever mobile gaming acquisitions, including representing mobile game developer Supercell of “Clash of Clans” fame in its $8.6 billion stake acquisition by Tencent, one of China’s largest and most-used internet portals.
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