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News Apr 21, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Advises Francisco Partners on Proposed Acquisition of Procera Networks

Shearman & Sterling is advising Francisco Partners in its proposed acquisition of Procera Networks, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $240 million. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015. Upon the completion of the proposed transaction, Procera will become a privately held company.

Procera Networks, Inc., the global Subscriber Experience company, is revolutionizing the way operators and vendors monitor, manage and monetize their network traffic. Francisco Partners is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses.

The Shearman & Sterling team included partners Richard Hsu (Menlo Park-Intellectual Property Transactions) and Larry Crouch (Menlo Park-Tax); counsel Daniel Stellenberg (Menlo Park-Compensation, Governance & ERISA); and associates Christine Huang (San Francisco-Mergers & Acquisitions), Roey Gilberg (San Francisco-Mergers & Acquisitions), Benjamin Petersen (Menlo Park-Intellectual Property Transactions), Mark Langer (Menlo Park-Intellectual Property Transactions), Ryan Bray (Menlo Park-Tax), Stephanie Monastra (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) and Kelly Karapetyan (New York-Antitrust).