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Cooley #1 for Artificial Intelligence Transactions

Firm ranks first overall in venture capital and M&A by deal value, deal volume
October 10, 2023

Palo Alto – October 10, 2023 – According to PitchBook’s deal database, over the past year, Cooley has been busier than any other law firm in closing transactions for artificial intelligence companies – leading in deal value and deal volume for venture capital financings and M&A.

Since October 2022, PitchBook data shows that Cooley has handled nearly 200 disclosable equity financing and M&A transactions for AI companies, including a market-leading 177 venture capital deals, for an aggregate value of nearly $15.5 billion in capital invested across all life cycle stages. Additionally, the firm represented AI clients and their buyers in nearly 20 disclosable mergers & acquisitions, private equity buyouts, and growth deals – leading all other firms and amounting to a total value of close to $2 billion.

Cooley represents top high-growth companies across the entire AI ecosystem in corporate transactions ranging from financings and M&A to private equity and capital markets transactions. Additionally, the firm represents companies and funds on investments in, and acquisitions of, AI companies and technologies.

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