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Structure Therapeutics – $185.3 Million IPO

February 9, 2023

San Francisco – February 9, 2023 Cooley advised Structure Therapeutics, a clinical-stage global biopharmaceutical company, on its $185.3 million initial public offering, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional American depositary shares. Lawyers Charlie Kim, Patrick Loofbourrow, Andrew Harline and Su Lian Lu led the Cooley team.

The offering marks the first sizable US life sciences IPO this year. Structure Therapeutics will use the proceeds to develop new oral therapies for the treatment of various diseases, including those impacting the metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Its lead product candidate targets Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Structure Therapeutics aims to develop and deliver novel oral therapeutics to treat a wide range of chronic diseases with unmet medical needs. Its differentiated technology platform leverages structure-based drug discovery and computational chemistry expertise, enabling it to build a pipeline of product candidates. The company currently focuses on G-protein-coupled receptors as a therapeutic target class.

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Christine Turner
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Associate, San Diego
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Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Cristina Ferruolo
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ProfoundBio Announces $1.8 Billion Acquisition by Genmab

April 3, 2024

Cooley advised ProfoundBio, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel antibody-drug conjugate therapeutics for patients with cancer, on its definitive agreement to be acquired for $1.8 billion in an all-cash transaction by Genmab (NASDAQ: GMAB), a dual-listed, international biotechnology company that creates and develops differentiated antibody therapeutics to fight against cancer and other serious diseases.

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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Xander Lee
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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Izzy Lubarsky
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Barbara Mirza
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Jean Park
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Lei Shen
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Carmot Therapeutics Enters Definitive Merger Agreement With Roche

December 3, 2023

Cooley advised Carmot Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing therapeutics for people living with metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes, on its definitive merger agreement in which Roche will acquire Carmot.

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Midwestern Electric Acquires Kuharchik Construction and Wyoming Electric & Signals

July 26, 2023

Cooley advised Midwestern Electric, a portfolio company of Canada-based private equity firm CAI Capital Partners and a provider of electrical infrastructure services, on its acquisition of Kuharchik Construction and Wyoming Electric & Signals.

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