NetScout Systems to Acquire Danaher's Communications Business for $2.6 Billion

On October 13, 2014, NetScout Systems, a leading provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the communications business of Danaher Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Danaher shareholders will receive approximately 62.5 million shares of NetScout common stock, valuing the transaction at $2.6 billion based on NetScout's closing price of $41.91 on October 10. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised NetScout on intellectual property matters related to the acquisition.

The WSGR team was led by partners Kira Kimhi and Vera Elson, who were assisted by associates Bindu Gottipati and Robert Cleary.

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