Cisco Systems’ Acquisition of Sedona Systems

Fenwick & West LLP advised Cisco Systems, Inc. on the deal.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide leader in technology that powers the internet, announced its agreement to acquire software-defined networking (SDN) platform specialist Sedona Systems Ltd.

Sedona Systems’ NetFusion is a market leader for its Hierarchical Controller (HCO) that enables multi-vendor, multi-domain automation and SDN. With Sedona joining the Cisco Crosswork portfolio, Cisco seeks to deliver the most advanced network automation platform.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Ken Myers (Picture) and Einat Meisel and associates Bree Thompson and Luke Finn; technology transactions partner Stephen Gillespie, counsel Christopher Joslyn and associates Russell Wong and Julia Chung; intellectual property associate Emily Bullis; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matthew Cantor, counsel Laura McIntyre and associate Christophe Delrieu; and tax partner Adam Halpern, counsel Ora Grinberg and associate Einav Axler.

Involved fees earner: Einav Axler – Fenwick & West LLP; Emily Bullis – Fenwick & West LLP; Matthew Cantor – Fenwick & West LLP; Julia Chung – Fenwick & West LLP; Christophe Delrieu – Fenwick & West LLP; Luke Finn – Fenwick & West LLP; Stephen Gillespie – Fenwick & West LLP; Ora Grinberg – Fenwick & West LLP; Adam Halpern – Fenwick & West LLP; Christopher Joslyn – Fenwick & West LLP; Laura McIntyre – Fenwick & West LLP; Einat Meisel – Fenwick & West LLP; Ken Myers – Fenwick & West LLP; Russell Wong – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Cisco Systems, Inc.;

Author: Martina Bellini