Cooley Continues its Capital Markets Leadership, Advising on a Record 100 Public Offerings in 2014

  • #1 Law Firm Advising Issuers on IPOs
  • #1 Law Firm for Technology and Life Sciences IPOs
  • #1 Law Firm for Venture-Backed Company IPOs

Palo Alto  February 9, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Cooley had a record breaking year handling capital markets transactions. In 2014, the firm advised on 100 completed equity offerings, including 50 initial public offerings. Cooley advised more issuers on IPOs than any other firm in the US.

According to IPO Vital Signs, Cooley was the number one firm handling technology and life sciences IPOs in 2013 and 2014, as well as venture-backed company IPOs across all industries. The firm advised on 27% of all venture-backed technology IPOs and 43% of all venture-backed life sciences IPOs in 2014.

"It was a tremendous year for companies going to the capital markets, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors," said Fred Muto, chair of Cooley's business department. "Cooley remains one of the few true go-to firms for both issuers and investment banks. We have already seen a great deal of activity in 2015, and expect the pipeline to remain robust."

Cooley's capital markets lawyers advise issuers, investment banks and investors in equity and debt transactions that raise capital through the public and private capital markets. For a dynamic summary of Cooley's 2014 capital markets successes, please view the firm's capital markets 2014 IPO infographic.

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Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Nicole Brookshire Partner, Boston
David Peinsipp Partner, San Francisco
Charlie Kim Partner, San Diego
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Div Gupta Partner, New York