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Microsoft : Reed Smith advises Microsoft on its acquisition of Metaswitch Networks

07/16/2020 | 10:59am EST

London: Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) on its acquisition of Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualised network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators.

The acquisition of Metaswitch's portfolio of ultra-high-performance, cloud-native communications software will expand Microsoft's range of offerings available for the telecommunications industry.

The transaction involved an extremely demanding timeframe, progressing from the signing of heads of terms to transaction exchange within little over six weeks and all within 'lockdown'. It featured a number of significant challenges, for example Metaswitch's complex ownership structure, including over 800 shareholders and option-holders in numerous countries around the globe.

An additional challenge was presented by the fact that the transaction was undertaken entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, when all of Reed Smith's 30 offices as well as those of the client and counterparties were in lockdown and every member of the transaction team was working remotely. This all required a very high level of coordination and project management, both between the Reed Smith team and with the client and their external accountants and other advisers.

The Reed Smith team was led by corporate partner Mike Young and counsel Stephen Mooney, and included tax partner Caspar Fox, labour and employment partner David Ashmore, entertainment and media partner Gregor Pryor, and IP, Tech, and Data partner Jonathan Radcliffe, all based in London.

Keith Dolliver, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft said "The Reed Smith team were critical partners for Microsoft in getting this important transaction across the finish line. They were thoughtful, practical problem-solvers and brought their usual deep expertise to the deal."

Mike Young added: "We are very pleased to have supported Microsoft in completing the deal within the required timeframe despite a number of complexities and the backdrop of a global health crisis."

The transaction closed on July 14, 2020.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients' experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals.

Our long-standing relationships, international outlook, and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

For further information, please visit reedsmith.com.

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Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 158 B - -
Net income 2021 51 344 M - -
Net cash 2021 76 102 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 32,0x
Yield 2021 1,01%
Capitalization 1 635 B 1 635 B -
EV / Sales 2021 9,86x
EV / Sales 2022 8,81x
Nbr of Employees 163 000
Free-Float 99,9%
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Satya Nadella Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director
Bradford L. Smith President & Chief Legal Officer
John Wendell Thompson Independent Chairman
Kirk Koenigsbauer COO & VP-Experiences & Devices Group
Amy E. Hood Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
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