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Fenwick Receives Global Recognition for M&A Work

M&A Atlas Honors Fenwick for Major Gaming Deal and $7.4B Technology Transaction

Mountain View, CA (October 13, 2016) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm has been honored with two Deal of the Year awards at the 2016 M&A Atlas Awards for Global Major Markets. Recognized as a leading technology M&A practice globally, nationally and regionally, Fenwick consistently receives recognition at the M&A Atlas Awards.

“The winners represent vision, courage and practicality for executing transformational transactions in increasingly competitive markets,” Global M&A Network CEO and Group Editor Shanta Kumari said of Fenwick and the firm’s fellow honorees in a statement.

Fenwick received a 2016 Global Deal of the Year award for the firm’s representation of King Digital Entertainment, maker of popular mobile games including “Candy Crush,” in its $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision Blizzard. The acquisition made Activision Blizzard the world’s largest game network, according to a statement released by the company.

The King Digital Entertainment deal represents just one of the major gaming deals Fenwick has led. In the past two years, the firm has handled the three largest-ever mobile gaming acquisitions including representing mobile game developer Supercell of “Clash of Clans” fame in its $8.6 billion stake acquisition by Tencent, one of China’s largest and most-used internet portals.

M&A Atlas also honored Fenwick with the Global Private Equity Deal of the Year for its representation of Symantec in its $7.4 billion sale of its information management business, Veritas Technologies Corporation, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group.

Co-chaired by partners Doug Cogen and Dave Healy, the firm’s M&A group provides customized transaction services to meet each client's unique business needs. Fenwick’s extensive group of experienced lawyers handles deals of all sizes and complexities, with deep expertise in technology transactions, patents, IP litigation, and domestic and international tax issues.

Last year, M&A Atlas also named Fenwick the Technology Law Firm of the Year for outstanding M&A work at the 2015 M&A Atlas Awards for Americas Middle Markets. In addition, Fenwick won the 2015 Asia Pacific Private Equity Deal of the Year and the Technology Deal of the Year at last year’s M&A Atlas Global Major Markets awards. In 2016, PrivCo also ranked Fenwick the number one law firm for private tech company M&A deals in 2015. Chambers USA also recognizes Fenwick as a leading M&A firm on both the national and regional level.

The full M&A Atlas Global Major Markets Awards rankings are available through the M&A Atlas website.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, 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 more information, please visit fenwick.com​.