Fenwick & West Ranks 8th in U.S. M&A for First Quarter 2009

April 2, 2009 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the firm's recent ranking by Bloomberg as the #8 U.S. M&A legal advisor, based on volume of transactions, for Q1 2009.

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

  • #11 as U.S. M&A legal advisor, based on number of announced deals
  • #15 as Global Bonds Issuer Advisor
  • #15 as U.S. Corporate Debt Issuer Advisor
  • #15 as U.S. Investment Grade Debt Issuer Advisor

Among the M&A deals Fenwick was involved in during the first quarter of 2009 were: Interwoven, Inc.’s $775 million acquisition by Autonomy Corporation plc; Cisco Systems, Inc.’s $600 million acquisition of Pure Digital Technologies, Inc.; and Turin Networks, Inc.’s acquisition by Force10 Networks, Inc.

Among the debt and equity offerings Fenwick served as counsel on during this quarter was Cisco Systems’ sale of $4 billion of senior unsecured notes.

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