Press Release December 04, 2008

Goodwin Procter Clients Recognized at Tech Dealmaker Awards

BOSTON – Dec. 4, 2008 - Four Goodwin Procter technology clients – Doble Engineering, BladeLogic, Monotype Image and Netezza, were recognized at the annual Tech Dealmaker Awards program. The awards program, sponsored by Mass High Tech and the Boston chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, recognizes the most significant deals involving financings, mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings – involving New England technology companies. The winning deals were selected for their significant financing structures and impact on their tech sectors or the region at large.

The following Goodwin Procter clients were recognized at the Dealmaker Award Program:

Doble Engineering - Goodwin Procter client Doble Engineering received the Special: Philanthropic Deal of the Year Award. Goodwin Procter represented Doble Engineering in its $319 million sale to ESCO Technologies. Most of the proceeds from the deal, $272 million, were divided equally between Lesley University and Tufts University at the request of Doble Engineering founder Frank Currier Doble.

Before his death in 1969, Frank Currier Doble had placed ownership of his company, Doble Engineering Co., in a trust, naming both colleges as the primary beneficiaries. The money comes from the $319 million sale last fall of Doble Engineering, which Doble founded in 1920 and ran from the Tufts campus from 1925 to 1947. The trust was dissolved with both colleges evenly sharing $272 million, the largest donation either school has ever received and among the largest private donations to US colleges and universities. The Goodwin Procter team consisted of Stuart M. Cable and Robert P. Whalen. Valuable advice was provided by William H. Whitledge, Susan L. Abbott, Mary-Kathleen O’Connell, Gregory A. Bibler, Nathan J. Brodeur,  Andrew C. Sucoff, Robert M. Hale, Richard L. Matheny, J. Todd Hahn and Kirby H. Lewis.

BladeLogic - Goodwin Procter represented BladeLogic Inc., a data center automation software provider, in its acquisition by Houston-based BMC Software. Terms of the deal included $28 in cash per outstanding share of BladeLogic common stock or approximately $800 million, net. The Goodwin Procter M&A team included James A. Matarese and Michael J. Minahan, with valuable support from J. Todd Hahn, Kirby H. Lewis, Mark D. Kirshenbaum, Kenneth E. Radcliffe and Milena E. Tantcheva.

Monotype Image - Goodwin Procter represented Monotype Image, a font and imaging software provider, in its initial public offering of 11 million shares of common stock at $12 per share. The IPO team included Lizette M. Perez-Déisboeck and consisted of Jocelyn M. Arel and Nithya B. Das.

Netezza - Goodwin Procter represented Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters in the initial public offering of Netezza, a data warehouse appliance provider. The team included Anthony J. Medaglia, John M. Mutkoski and Jocelyn M. Arel.

Mass High Tech editors assembled a panel of judges including financiers, entrepreneurs and advisors, who selected 21 deals as finalists from more than 350 deals that occurred between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 900 attorneys in offices in Boston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.