Avi Networks to Be Acquired by VMware

On June 13, 2019, VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, announced its intent to acquire Avi Networks, a leader in multi-cloud application delivery services. The transaction is expected to close in VMware's fiscal Q2 FY2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals; terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is representing Avi Networks in the transaction.

Upon close of the acquisition, Santa Clara, California-based Avi Networks will further enable VMware to bring the public cloud experience to the entire data center—automated, highly scalable, and intrinsically more secure with the ability to deploy applications with a single click.

WSGR has represented Avi Networks for many years. The WSGR team representing Avi Networks in the transaction includes:

Corporate/M&A:
Raj Judge, Partner
Douglas Schnell, Partner
Jonathan Chan, Associate
Brendan Mahan, Associate
Broderick Henry, Associate
Emma Sarkisyan, Associate
David Lee, Associate
RJ Lang, Associate
Nicole Wise, Summer Associate
Ravina Mirapuri, Senior Paralegal

CFG:
Kathleen Rothman, Partner
Joseph Catapano, Associate

Employee Benefits and Compensation:
Sriram Krishnamurthy, Partner
Matthew Norgard, Associate

Tax:
Myra Sutanto Shen, Partner
Jessica Yeh, Associate

Intellectual Property/TTG:
Michael Murphy, Partner
Barath Chari, Associate
Kelly Camp, Associate

Litigation:
Rico Rosales, Partner
Rebecca Stuart, Of Counsel
Alex Katsnelson, Associate

Antitrust:
Christopher Williams, Of Counsel

Privacy and Cybersecurity:
Matthew Staples, Partner
Daniel Chen, Associate

Regulatory and Compliance:
Anne Seymour, Associate
Seth Cowell, Associate

For more information, please see VMware's press release.