PitchBook Confirms Cooley’s 2018 VC Dominance

Annual rankings place firm top in exits, US VC deals and pharma & biotech

Palo Alto – February 20, 2019 – PitchBook ranked Cooley as the #1 most active law firm advising on VC-backed exits (M&A + IPO), #1 most active on VC deals in the US and #1 in the pharma and biotech sector. The data was published as part of PitchBook’s 2018 Global League Tables, a comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital activity. Cooley advised on 1,000+ VC financings last year. 

“The deals we handled in 2018 represented more than $28 billion of invested capital – levels Cooley had not seen in 15 years of reporting,” said Pat Mitchell, Cooley partner and co-head of the firm’s emerging companies practice alongside partner Matthew Bartus. “We look forward to continuing the momentum through 2019.” 

“We are lucky to work with some of the world’s most impactful companies,” added Bartus. “Our team works diligently to drive the innovations of our clients and it’s validating to be recognized for these efforts.”

Cooley works with 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients. One of the hallmarks of Cooley's commitment to innovation is Cooley GO, a free resource designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy-to-navigate information and document generators. Through this resource, entrepreneurs can also view Cooley's quarterly reports on venture capital financing trends.

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Related Contacts
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Matthew Bartus Partner, Singapore