Human Engines / Motorola Mobility

SASI Engagement:
SASI led the negotiations of the letter of intent through the definitive agreement.  SASI was also involved in negotiating key employment terms and other critical post-acquisition matters.  Keys to success included evaluating the strategic options facing the client, understanding the unique dynamics and sensitivities on both sides of the transaction and running an efficient due diligence process.

About Human Engines:
Human Engines is an innovative software development company dedicated to redefining user experiences. Human Engines brings together video gaming, mobile, chipset, software and graphic design expertise for a totally new category of user experience.

About Motorola Mobility:
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

Gear6 / Violin Memory

SASI Engagement:
SASI had existing relationships with Gear6 through previous transactions. Gear6 was at an inflection point and engaged SASI to advise them on strategic options including M&A. SASI identified, selected and approached a strategic set of acquirers who could leverage Gear6’s core solution set. Communicating the core value proposition and larger vision were critical to moving the process forward.

About Gear6:
Gear6 provides scalable Memcached solutions, enabling high-growth web sites to deliver and scale dynamic applications and content. By focusing on the emerging need for a dedicated web caching tier, Gear6 solutions dramatically improve the scalability of web applications and databases, improving quality of service and reducing infrastructure cost.

Gear6′s flagship offering is Gear6 Web Cache, a Memcached protocol-compliant solution that enables web site developers and operators to scale web services and applications, to save money, rack space, power and time, to protect users and sites from failures and traffic spikes, and to manage all aspects of caching operations.

About Violin Memory:
Violin Memory provides a scalable flash memory array that delivers unprecedented sustainability and spike-free latency at price points challenging HDD performance storage. Violin Memory’s solutions are designed for the company who is looking to accelerate their business critical applications and virtualize their Data Center storage.

Njini / Riverbed

SASI Engagement:

SASI was aware of Njini through our storage market research and coverage of file area networking. Njini was at an inflection point and a Njini investor introduced SASI to the CEO of Njini. SASI identified, selected and approached a strategic set of acquirers who could leverage Njini’s core solution set. Communicating the core value proposition, larger vision and possible end states for storage management were critical to moving the process forward.

About Njini:
Njini is a venture backed start-up that provides command and control software to manage file data across the enterprise. Their software provides a flexible set of file services and file virtualization capabilities to dramatically reduce the cost of storage, significantly enhance data security and compliance and provide unprecedented visibility to better manage and control a customer’s data estate. This enables customers to derive far greater value at far less cost from their investment in network storage.

About Riverbed:
Riverbed Technology is the IT infrastructure performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at