Palo Alto – May 15, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised longtime client Norwest Venture Partners on the formation of its latest fund, Norwest Venture Partners XII, LP. The $1.2 billion fund targets early to late stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors. The new fund brings NVP's total capital and commitments to approximately $5 billion.
The Cooley team advising Norwest Venture Partners was led by partner Jim Fulton and included partners Nicole Peppe and Bill Morrow, and associate Geoff Rapoport.
Cooley's venture capital group was recently recognized by The Recorder as the "Top Venture Capital Practice" in California for 2014. As primary fund counsel to more than 250 investment fund organizations globally, and by virtue of the hundreds of venture capital transactions and myriad venture capital fund formations it has completed, Cooley delivers unequalled market knowledge to its clients.
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