Press Release

Cooley: #1 Most Active Global Firm for Deals in Q2

Firm ranked #1 in US and globally for venture capital by PitchBook, sweeps number of regional and sector categories
August 24, 2020

Palo Alto – August 24, 2020 – PitchBook ranked Cooley as the #1 most active global law firm for all deals – M&A, venture capital and private equity – in its Q2 2020 Global League Tables, as well as #1 most active law firm in the US for venture capital and #1 across multiple regional and sector categories, including pharma and biotech, healthcare systems and services and media. The firm is also #1 for early-stage deals. Cooley handled 304 disclosable deals last quarter, representing more than $9.8 billion of invested capital.

The rankings confirm Cooley’s continued leadership in venture capital, M&A, private equity and across various industry sectors, despite market uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooley’s work on high-profile corporate transactions earned the firm recognition as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year for technology in January. The momentum continued into the first half of the year with a top 10 spot in The Deal’s M&A Power Rankings for 1H and a nomination for Telecom, Media & Technology Law Firm of the Year as part of the publication’s annual awards.

“I’m gratified, but not surprised, by the energy and passion of our teams as they have partnered with our clients without missing a beat during this turbulent period” said Kathleen Pakenham, chair of Cooley’s business department. “We are extremely proud of this achievement, particularly because it is possible only with a deeply ingrained culture of collaboration and excellence like the one we have at Cooley.”

Cooley works with 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients. One of the hallmarks of Cooley’s commitment to innovation is Cooley GO. Launched six years ago in the US, it expanded to the UK in 2015 and to Asia last month, with an initial focus on the Southeast Asia and India markets. The free resource is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy-to-navigate information and document generators. Entrepreneurs can also access Cooley’s quarterly reports on venture capital financing trends on Cooley GO.

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