Cooley Advises Underwriters on Amedica IPO

New York – March 4, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised the underwriters on Amedica Corporation's initial public offering. Amedica is a commercial biomaterial company focused on using its silicon nitride technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell a broad range of medical devices. Amedica now trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "AMDA."  

JMP Securities LLC acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Needham & Company LLC acted as co-manager for the offering.

The Cooley corporate and securities team advising the underwriters included partners Bo Yaghmaie, Charlie Kim and Darren DeStefano, as well as associates Veer Bhavnagri, Kristin VanderPas, Rebecca Jones, Mark Ballantyne and Dani Nazemian. Critical support for the offering was provided by partners Natasha Leskovsek and Drew Gantt and associates Phil Mitchell and David Sclar (health care & life sciences regulatory); partner Scott Talbot and associate Scott Weston (intellectual property); special counsel Michelle Lara (compensation & benefits) and partner Susan Philpot (tax). 
In 2013, Cooley's capital markets practice had a record year, advising on 60 public offerings, including 23 IPOs that raised more than $8.4 billion. Year-to-date in 2014, Cooley has advised on 24 completed public offerings, including 13 completed IPOs. Last year, Cooley attorneys also handled more than 120 M&A transactions, with an aggregate deal value of more than $12.4 billion.

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Related Contacts
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Darren DeStefano  Partner Reston
Charlie Kim  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Scott Weston  Partner Boston
Natasha Leskovsek  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Babak Yaghmaie  Partner New York
Kristin VanderPas  Partner San Francisco
Mark Ballantyne  Partner Reston
Phil Mitchell  Partner New York
Dani Nazemian  Associate San Diego