Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop partner
Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop partner (Jason Doiy / The Recorder)

SAN FRANCISCO — Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman represented Santa Clara-based CloudVolumes Inc. in its sale to VMware Inc., the firm announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Palo Alto-based partners Allison Leopold Tilley and Stanley Pierson co-led the Pillsbury team, which included partners Jorge del Calvo and Cindy Schlaefer and associates Derek Chien, Gurpreet Bal, Tiffany Wu and Khan Shing.

Tilley said the deal moved smoothly and was completed rather quickly. Pillsbury has represented CloudVolumes for many years now, though it did not incorporate the company. Tilley previously worked opposite the deal team at VMware, as counsel to Palo Alto-based Nicira Inc. in its sale to VMWare 2012 for $1.26 billion.

“It was interesting working with VMware again, as they’re very seasoned buyers and fairly easy to work with,” Tilley said.

CloudVolumes develops software that enables users to deliver and run several applications on virtual and physical machines without the need for local installation. This is the third acquisition by VMware this year, after purchasing AirWatch LLC in January for $1.54 billion and acquiring Third Sky Inc. in March for an undisclosed amount.

Jones Day represented VMware with a team that included Palo Alto-based partner Jordan Zamir. Zamir did not immediately return a call for comment.

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