Morrison & Foerster is advising VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) on its acquisition of Avi Networks, a leader in multi-cloud application delivery services. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020.

Avi Networks will further enable VMware to bring the public cloud experience to the entire data center with the ability to deploy applications with a single click. Leveraging a common architectural foundation, VMware and Avi Networks will deliver the industry's only complete software-defined networking stack from L2-7 built for the modern multi-cloud era.

The MoFo deal team is led by Palo Alto corporate partner Mike Krigbaum, and includes Palo Alto associate Jae Yoo.