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DigitalOcean Agrees to Buy Cloudways

New York – August 26, 2022 – Cooley advised DigitalOcean Holdings, the cloud for developers, startups, and small and midsize business (SMBs), on its agreement to buy Cloudways, a Pakistani-managed cloud hosting and software as a service provider, for $350 million. Lawyers Kevin Cooper and Bill Roegge led the Cooley team advising DigitalOcean.

The deal will expand DigitalOcean’s serviceable market within global SMBs and enhance options for digital agencies, ecommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders. The purchase also will increase DigitalOcean’s global employee base by 30% and add expertise in key growth areas that will continue to drive productivity and performance across the platform.

DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With its mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean helps developers, startups and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. The platform combines the power of simplicity, community, open source resources and support, so customers can spend less time managing their infrastructure and more time building innovative applications that drive business growth.

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Related Contacts
Kevin Cooper  Partner New York
Bill Roegge  Associate New York
Len Jacoby  Partner New York
Stephanie Gentile  Partner New York
Patrick Van Eecke  Partner Brussels
Lei Shen  Partner Chicago
Ryan Vann  Partner Chicago
Barbara Mirza  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Ann Bevitt  Partner London
Paula Holland  Partner London
Aaron Pomeroy  Partner Colorado
Brad Goldberg  Partner New York
Chris Coulter  Partner London
Natasha Kaye  Partner London
Adam Dinow  Partner New York
Stella Sarma  Special Counsel Brussels, London
Annie Froehlich  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Rebecca Ross  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Dillon Martinson  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Yoana Setzer  Associate New York
Liz Gold  Associate New York
Amber Ausley Parlow  Associate San Francisco
Yasmin Roland  Associate Brussels
Austin Holt  Associate Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Liza Hadley  Associate Boston
Karun Ahuja  Associate Chicago
Kafeel Azher  Associate London
Anisha Mohin  Associate New York
Nicola Squire  Associate London
Jia Xie  Associate London
Patrick Sharma  Associate Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Rubin Waranch  Associate Washington, DC
Junsuk Lee  Associate Washington, DC
Brian T. Kloeblen  Associate New York
Mor Agam  Associate New York
Marzia Di Candido  Associate London
Leo Spicer-Phelps  Associate London
Bryan Berman  Associate Colorado
Patricia Myers  Paralegal Specialist Colorado