Press Release

NASDAQ Private Market Acquires SecondMarket

October 29, 2015

Reston – October 29, 2015 – Cooley advised Nasdaq, Inc. and its subsidiary The NASDAQ Private Market, LLC on the acquisition of SecondMarket Solutions.

Nasdaq is a provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. NASDAQ Private Market is an equity management and liquidity services provider to private companies. SecondMarket Solutions provides software solutions for streamlining private securities transactions.

The Cooley team advising Nasdaq and NASDAQ Private Market, in conjunction with the Nasdaq Office of General Counsel, was led by corporate/M&A attorneys Mike Lincoln, Geoff Willard and Matt Schwee, and included Mike Faber, Jeremy Naylor and Jonathan Rivinus (tax); Seth Rafkin and Carly Humphrey (employment); Mark Petry (technology transactions/IP); and Stacy Crosnicker (compensation and benefits).

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