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Fenwick & West Wins M&A Deal of the Year Awards

October 28, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was honored with two awards by the Global M&A Network – “North America M&A Deal of the Year (Upper Mid Markets)” and “U.S. M&A Deal of the Year (Large Market)”. The awards were presented at the annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards Gala held at the Harvard Club in New York on October 25, 2011. Fenwick won the “2011 North America M&A Deal of the Year (Upper Mid Markets) Award” (deal size above 250 million USD) for representation of Asthmatx in its $443.5 million acquisition by Boston Scientific. The Asthmatx team was led by Barry Kramer and also included attorneys David Michaels, Michael Patrick, Alan Smith, Scott Spector, William Skinner, Kee Kim, Michael Solomon, Blake Martell, Roger Tolbert and Ron Schrotenboer. Fenwick was also awarded the “2011 U.S. M&A Deal of the Year (Large Market) Award” (deal size above 500 million USD) for representation of Quidsi (which operates Diapers.com and Soap.com) in its $545 million acquisition by Amazon.com. The Quidsi team was led by Kris Withrow, and also included attorneys Mark Ostrau, Gordy Davidson, Scott Spector, Aaron Sokoloff, Zach Jones, Ryan Slunaker, Adam Halpern, Michael Farn and Doug Cogen. Fenwick was an award finalist in the Top 10 M&A Law Firms of the Year category and also worked on deals that were nominated as award finalists in five additional “Deal of the Year” categories:

  • North America M&A (Large Market): Amazon.com acquisition of Quidsi
  • North America Corporate (Large Market): Amazon.com acquisition of Quidsi
  • Cross Border (Middle Markets): ngmoco acquisition by DeNA
  • U.S. (Mid Markets): Boston Scientific acquisition of Asthmatx
  • Pharma, Devices & Services: Boston Scientific acquisition of Asthmatx
The M&A Atlas Awards program honors leaders, top deals, influential industry executives and law firms for transactions from North and South Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. It is presented by the Global M&A Network, which produces M&A and alternative investing-centered conferences and awards in various international markets. About Fenwick & West’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by Bloomberg as one of the top 10 M&A legal advisors in the U.S and Top 20 advisors globally, and by Mergermarket as one of the top 5 M&A Advisors in North America for the Technology, Media and Telecom industries.