July 10, 2009 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the firm's recent ranking by Bloomberg as the #11 U.S. M&A legal advisor for counsel to principals, across all industries, for the first half of 2009.

In addition, Fenwick also received the following top advisor rankings by Bloomberg:

  • #18 as U.S. M&A legal advisor (overall)
  • #8 as Taiwan M&A legal advisor
  • #6 as Global Equity IPO manager advisor
  • #19 as Global Bonds issuer advisor

Among the M&A deals Fenwick was involved in during the first half of 2009 include: Interwoven, Inc.'s $775 million acquisition by Autonomy Corporation plc; Cisco Systems, Inc.'s $600 million acquisition of Pure Digital Technologies, Inc.; PayCycle Inc.'s $170 million acquisition by Intuit Inc.; and Cisco Systems, Inc.'s $105 million acquisition of Tidal Software, Inc.

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 the San Francisco Bay Area for publicly traded companies.

Press Contact:

Douglas N. Cogen
Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Group