Gleiss Lutz advises Cisco Systems on its acquisition of replex GmbH

​A Gleiss Lutz team has advised US tech company Cisco Systems Inc. on its acquisition of replex GmbH. By acquiring replex, Cisco plans to further develop its AppDynamics platform, which focuses on evaluating and analysing app performance, and is a market leader in its field.

Established in Stanford in 1984 and listed on the NASDAQ, Cisco Systems is a leading global provider of network and web technologies. The company today employs over 65,000 staff worldwide.

With its registered office in Berlin, replex GmbH was founded in 2016. The Kubernetes governance and cost management startup offers its customers a platform that was specially developed for native cloud infrastructures.

The following Gleiss Lutz team headed by Dr Christian Cascante (Frankfurt), Dr Jan Balssen (both partners, lead) and Dr Olaf Hohlefelder (both Munich) advised Cisco on the transaction: Maximilian Imre (Stuttgart, all M&A), Dr Stefan Mayer (partner), Dr Ocka Stumm, Dr Dominik Monz (all Tax, Frankfurt), Dr Rut Steinhauser (partner), Josefine Chakrabarti, Julian Glau (all Employment), Dr Alexander Molle (partner), Dr Hannah Bug, Dr Felix Müller (all IP/IT), Dr Christian Hamann (partner), Simon Wegmann (both Data Protection, all Berlin), Dr Jacob von Andreae (partner), Matthias Hahn, Lennart Förster (all Public Business Law, Düsseldorf), Dr Iris Benedikt-Buckenleib (counsel, Competition/Antitrust, Munich), Dr Tim Weber (partner), Maximilian Leisenheimer (both Real Estate, Frankfurt).

Gleiss Lutz regularly advises on complex tech transactions, most recently a US investor in Personio's series B financing and Tiger Global on various transactions. Gleiss Lutz teams have also advised, for example, on Northern Data's acquisition of the bitcoin miner Bitfield, US tech company AppLovin's acquisition of the Berlin company adjust, and the sale of ubitricity to the energy group Royal Dutch Shell.

A team from Fenwick & West advised on US law.