Foley & Lardner LLP represented Mirantis, an open source cloud computing software and services company, in its acquisition of amazee.io, a global web application delivery company for Kubernetes.
amazee.io is the only ZeroOps application delivery hub built by developers to free them from cloud deployment, migrations, and operations work. The company was founded in 2017 to improve the developer experience by fully automating application and infrastructure operations and integration tasks for application builders. amazee.io is the creator of Lagoon, an open-source application delivery platform for the deployment, management, security, and operation of applications that reduces the load on developers.
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds. The company provides a public cloud experience on any infrastructure from the data center to the edge. With Lens and Mirantis Container Cloud, Mirantis empowers a new breed of Kubernetes app developers by removing infrastructure and operations complexity and providing one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management with continuous updates.
“amazee.io and Lagoon are the easiest way for developers to take advantage of the latest cloud services without having to be cloud or Kubernetes experts. No other technology makes it so easy and quick to ship and run containerized applications,” said Adrian Ionel, co-founder and CEO of Mirantis. “It fits seamlessly into our Kubernetes and Lens platform and boosts developer productivity on any cloud. Our customers and our 650,000 Lens users will immediately benefit from it.”
The Foley team was led by Partners Louis Lehot, Brandee Diamond, and Senior Counsel Eric Chow and included Associates Eric Lauria-Banta and Alex Ravski. The deal team was assisted by Partners Raj Tanden, Casey Knapp, Mike Overly, Russell Ryba, Carrie Long, and Michael Walsh, Senior Counsel Neda Sharifi, Special Counsel Marina Choundas, and Associate Tiffany Young.
Foley has one of the most active M&A practices in the country. The M&A Team represents U.S. and international public and private companies, investment banks, private equity and venture capital funds, special board committees, and lenders in nearly every form of M&A transaction — from small, product-line acquisitions to complex, multibillion-dollar mergers.