Mist Systems Sells to Juniper Networks

Palo Alto – April 2, 2019 – Cooley advised Mist Systems, a pioneer in cloud-managed wireless networks powered by artificial intelligence, on its $405 million sale to Juniper Networks. Partners Mark Medearis and Steve Tonsfeldt led the Cooley team advising Mist Systems on the transaction.

The deal will enhance Juniper’s enterprise networking portfolio by combining Mist’s next-generation wireless LAN platform with Juniper’s best-in-class wired LAN, SD-WAN and security solutions to deliver unsurpassed end-to-end user and IT experiences. 

“Mist Systems has developed a unique blend of wireless, AI and cloud expertise that has enabled us to stand out from the competition and bring much needed innovation to the wireless space,” Sujai Hajela, CEO of Mist Systems, said in a statement. “By combining these proficiencies with Juniper’s expansive channel reach, world-class support and best-in-class networking and security products, we believe we will be well poised to change the IT landscape by ushering in a new generation of AI-driven products.”

Mist built the first AI-driven wireless LAN, which makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable and enables scalable indoor location services like wayfinding, proximity messaging and asset visibility.

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Related Contacts
Mark Medearis  Senior Counsel Palo Alto, San Francisco
Steve Tonsfeldt  Partner Palo Alto
Josh Seidenfeld  Partner Palo Alto
Gaël Y. Hagan  Associate Colorado
Allison Pang  Associate Palo Alto
Reuben Chen  Partner Palo Alto
Bryan Berman  Associate Colorado
Charles Haley  Partner Palo Alto
Blake Martell  Partner San Francisco
Austin Holt  Associate Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Patrick Sharma  Associate Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
David Navetta  Partner Colorado
Wendy Brenner  Partner Palo Alto, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Karen Tsai  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Howard Morse  Partner Washington, DC
Megan Browdie  Partner Washington, DC