DLA Piper advises Juniper Networks on definitive agreement to acquire AppFormix

DLA Piper represented Juniper Networks, Inc., an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, on its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire AppFormix, Inc.

AppFormix was founded in 2013 to deliver service optimization for enterprise cloud operators and application developers via real-time analytics, capacity planning, and orchestration tooling. 

The acquisition is expected to strengthen Juniper's strategic position in telecommunications and enterprise cloud architecture build-outs.

DLA Piper also represented Juniper in the acquisition of Aurrion, Inc. in August 2016, which strengthened Juniper's ability to bring the most advanced and most cost effective network products to market more quickly.

The DLA Piper team representing Juniper was led by partner Brandee Fernandez (Silicon Valley) and included Stacy Paz (Silicon Valley), co-chair of the firm’s Transactional Tax practice; partner Cisco Palao-Ricketts (Silicon Valley); of counsel Cathryn Le Regulski (Northern Virginia); associates Eric Chow, Philipp Tsukanov, Karl Kobylecki, Andrew Chan, Malaz Moustafa, Real Yang, Anton Ziajka (Silicon Valley); and Nelson Lam (San Francisco);

DLA Piper's global technology sector lawyers work across practice areas and offices to support technology clients at every stage of growth, from startups to fast growing and mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises. Last year, DLA Piper was ranked first globally by Mergermarket for overall M&A deal volume, and was ranked fourth globally by PitchBook for overall venture capital deal volume.