September 21, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP represented the Special Committee of the Board of RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leading provider in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, in its recently announced acquisition by an affiliate of Battery Ventures, a multi-stage investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide, for $1.60 per share in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of RAE Systems' stockholders.
The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys David Michaels, Dennis DeBroeck, Alicia Ryan, Ruomu Li, Philip Reuther and Stephanie Tsao; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Blake Martell and Elizabeth Gartland; technology transactions attorney Ralph Pais; and tax attorneys Tim Fitzgibbon and Melinda Vance.
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 3 M&A Advisors in North America—for the Technology, Media and Telecom industries, by Bloomberg as one of the top 10 M&A legal advisors in the U.S., and by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 5 most active U.S. M&A legal advisors based on deals valued at up to $500 million—for First Half 2010.