Press Release

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

October 16, 2014

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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