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Fenwick Handles More Tech M&A than Any Firm Worldwide

Mountain View, CA (October 28, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Fenwick is again ranked first among law firms globally for volume of technology, media and telecommunications mergers and acquisitions completed through the third quarter of 2015, according to data compiled by Mergermarket. The firm has maintained its number one ranking since the first quarter of this year and was ranked first through the third quarter of last year as well.

Bloomberg analysis also found that the firm ranked sixth in the United States for the volume of M&A deals on which Fenwick attorneys acted as counsel to a principal in the third quarter of 2015.

Fenwick’s Q3 2015 transactions include representing:

Sell side

  • Symantec Corporation in the $8 billion sale of Veritas to The Carlyle Group
  • Keystone Lodging in its 8.3 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) acquisition by Shanghai Jinjiang Hotel Group
  • Cisco Systems in the $600 million sale of its customer premises equipment business to Technicolor
  • Hewlett Packard Company in the $300 million sale of its TippingPoint business to Trend Micro International
  • TechValidate in its acquisition by SurveyMonkey
  • AtHoc in its acquisition by BlackBerry

Buy side

  • Dropbox in its acquisition of Celementine Labs
  • Airbnb in its acquisition of Vamo Labs
  • Oculus in its acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces
  • Hewlett Packard Company in its acquisition of iManage
  • FanDuel in its acquisitions of AlphaDraft and numberFire
  • Audentes Therapeutics in its acquisition of Cardiogen Sciences

In June, clients called Fenwick “an outstanding firm with tremendous range” in Chambers USA, which noted that Fenwick “is a regular choice on top deals.” They added that Fenwick M&A attorneys “scale very, very well across deal sizes and types and are just as good on a middle-market deal as a large strategic one.” 

Fenwick was also recognized by The Legal 500 as having the best mid-market M&A and buyouts team​ in the U.S.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For information about a career at Fenwick visit us at fenwick.com/careers​.


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