PitchBook Confirms Cooley’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Leadership

Cooley represents more venture-backed companies than any firm in the US and globally, according to latest Global League Tables

Palo Alto – March 2, 2021 – PitchBook has again ranked Cooley the #1 firm for companies obtaining venture financing in the US and globally, affirming Cooley’s reputation as a market leader in partnering with high-growth emerging companies and investors. PitchBook also ranked Cooley the most active global law firm advising on VC-backed exits and the #1 most active global law firm across combined deal types in 2020. Additionally, the firm topped several sector charts, including pharma and biotech and healthcare services and systems. Cooley advised on 1,300+ disclosable private financings last year, representing $47+ billion in combined deal value. The firm has also been the #1 law firm advising companies going public across all industries since 2014 and the #1 law firm for venture-backed IPOs across all industries for 15+ years.

The rankings underscore Cooley’s continued dominance in venture capital, capital markets and M&A and across various industry sectors, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and political and economic uncertainty. Cooley’s work on high-profile corporate transactions consistently wins the firm prestigious accolades, including being named a Practice Group of the Year for technology by Law360 and Technology/Telecommunications Practice of the Year at The American Lawyer’s annual Industry Awards last year.

Cooley’s momentum carries well beyond the US markets. The firm has shown impressive global growth, particularly in Asia, in the last decade. In 2020 alone, Cooley represented parties in equity financing deals across nine countries in Asia, which involved 66 companies, 208 investors and a total of nearly $5 billion raised.

Cooley works with 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients, from pre-formation founder teams to many of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world, including more than 35% of the US-based unicorns. 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, including a recently launched generator for the NVCA model venture financing documents. Through Cooley GO, entrepreneurs can also view Cooley’s quarterly reports on VC financing trends.

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