Shearman & Sterling is representing VMware, Inc. in its definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. The acquisition is scheduled to close in Q3 2012 subject to customary closing conditions.

DynamicOps is a provider of cloud automation solutions that enable provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments. Awarded “Best of VMworld Private Cloud” and named “Cool Vendor in Cloud Management” by Gartner Research, DynamicOps is privately held and based in Burlington, MA.

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners.

The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Steve Camahort (San Francisco-Mergers & Acquisitions) and associates Jeffrey Wolf (San Francisco-Mergers & Acquisitions) and Christine Huang (San Francisco-Mergers & Acquisitions), as well as partner Richard Hsu (Palo Alto-Intellectual Property Transactions), counsel Eileen O’Pray (Palo Alto-Tax), and associates Daniel Stellenberg (Palo Alto-Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits), Gary Tashjian (New York-Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits), Zheng Bao (Palo Alto-Intellectual Property Transactions), Anil Kalia (Palo Alto-Tax) and Eric Naftel (Palo Alto-Tax).


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