Press Release

Cooley Leads Capital Markets in 1H 2019

Completes 83 public offerings – including 26 IPOs – in first half of 2019
August 1, 2019

Palo Alto – August 1, 2019 – With the first half of 2019 in the books, Cooley’s capital markets practice continues to lead the market.

“We are fortunate and honored to be partnering with many of the most dynamic and disruptive companies and their investment bankers on these capital markets transactions as they lead the charge in innovation across the globe,” said Dave Peinsipp, co-head of Cooley’s global capital markets practice alongside Charlie Kim. “Our group’s continued success is the result of the extraordinary commitment, endless hard work and immense talent brought to bear by every member, working together across geographies and specialties as a true team.”

Cooley, which kicked off the year by earning a Law360 Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year distinction, was the #1 most active law firm for IPOs (representing issuers and underwriters) across all industries in 1H 2019, as well as the #1 most active law firm for technology and healthcare IPOs and the #1 most active law firm for VC-backed IPOs across all industries. During that period, the firm advised on 26 completed IPOs raising more than $13 billion in the aggregate, including high-profile offerings such as those by Uber Technologies, Levi Strauss & Co. and Zoom Video Communications. The firm also advised on 57 other completed public offerings.

The rapid pace continued in July, during which Cooley advised on 15 completed public offerings, six of which were IPOs, including IPOs for Health Catalyst and Livongo Health, which represent the increasing intersection of technology and healthcare, as well as software company Medallia.

The firm’s capital markets practice has consistently earned elite rankings and acclaim. Cooley has been the #1 law firm for VC-backed IPOs across all industries for the last 15 years and the #1 law firm advising companies on their IPO since 2014, according to IPO Vital Signs and PitchBook. Moreover, Cooley is one of the top firms working on global capital markets transactions for non-US issuers. Last year, the Transatlantic Legal Awards named Cooley its Capital Markets Team of the Year

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