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

Boston – October 16, 2014 – Cooley is advising NetScout Systems, Inc. on its definitive agreement to acquire the communications business of Danaher Corporation for $2.6 billion. According to The Wall Street Journal, the acquisition will create a global cybersecurity and IT management company.

NetScout is a market leading provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions. Danaher is an industrial and health-care technology company, whose communications businesses specialize in protecting and improving network performance through testing, monitoring and threat protection.

The Cooley M&A and corporate team advising NetScout is comprised of partners Miguel Vega, Barbara Borden, who heads the firm's M&A practice, and Alfred Browne, along with special counsel Heather Harrington and associates Matt Ruderman, Michael Rohr and Richard Segal.

Supporting the transaction are partner Peyton Worley (corporate); partners Lesse Castleberry, Mike Faber, Mark Windfeld-Hansen and Stephen Gardner and associate Stanley Barsky (tax); partners David Walsh and Amy Wood and associate Stacy Crosnicker (compensation and benefits); partner Robert Lovett (litigation); partners Kevin King and Danish Hamid and associates Rebecca Ross and Karen Tsai (international trade); partner Gian-Michele  a Marca (credit finance); special counsel David Fletcher and associate Christopher Kimball (government contracts); partner Jacqueline Grise and associates Megan Browdie and Mike Herring (antitrust); and associate Robert Gibbons (intellectual property).

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Related Contacts
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
David Walsh  Partner Reston
Amy M. Wood  Partner San Diego
Alfred Browne  Partner Boston
Miguel J. Vega  Partner Boston
Christopher Kimball  Partner Washington, DC
Heather Harrington  Special Counsel Boston
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Stephen Gardner  Retired Partner
Lesse Castleberry  Senior Counsel New York
Kevin King  Partner Washington, DC
Rebecca Ross  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Megan Browdie  Partner Washington, DC
Karen Tsai  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
Mike Faber  Retired Partner San Francisco
Michael Rohr  Partner Boston
Richard Segal  Partner New York