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Morrison & Foerster Represents JDS Uniphase in Acquisition


The firm represented JDS Uniphase Corporation in its acquisition of Agility Communications, Inc. for approximately $67M in JDSU stock and cash. The acquisition establishes JDS Uniphase's leadership in the rapidly growing market for tunable lasers and transponders, and positions the company as the broadest end-to-end agile optical network portfolio provider in the marketplace today.

Mike Phillips led the team with Amie Peters, John Hou and Claudia Walsh. Stu Offer worked on tax, Aki Bayz and Jonathan Linde worked on HSR issues and Pat McCabe worked on employee benefit issues.

JDS Uniphase is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. Furthermore, JDS Uniphase is the leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. Agility Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of widely tunable laser solutions for the optical network.




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