September 28, 2005 (San Francisco and Mountain View, CA) LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Fenwick & West earned the #16 spot in Global Securities Information (GSI) Third Quarter 2005 ranking of legal counsel for all completed mergers in the third quarter of 2005. The GSI M&A league table tracks all deals registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission that have completion dates that fall within the specified time period and result in a change in control.
Fenwick & West’s top 20 ranking for this period includes the completion of several notable technology industry deals, including Shopping.com’s $620M acquisition by eBay and Symantec’s $13.5B acquisition of VERITAS Software. Fenwick & West’s focus on technology industry transactions continually places its M&A group among the most active legal advisors nationwide for all industries and recently earned the firm the #1 legal advisor ranking for technology sector mergers and acquisitions, according to MergerMarket.
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Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm was ranked by MergerMarket as the #1 U.S. Legal Advisor for Technology Industry M&A in 2004.