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Apollo Endosurgery to Be Acquired by Boston Scientific

February 1, 2023

Cooley advised Apollo Endosurgery, a medical device company, on its agreement to be acquired by Boston Scientific in an all-cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $615 million.

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Amryt Pharma to Sell to Chiesi Farmaceutici in $1.48 Billion Cross-Border Transaction

January 9, 2023

Cooley advised Amryt Pharma, a Dublin, Ireland-based commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chiesi Farmaceutici, a Parma, Italy-based research-focused biopharmaceuticals and healthcare group, in a $1.48 billion cash and contingent value right (CVR) transaction. Partners Bill Sorabella, Claire Keast-Butler and Bill Roegge led the joint US and UK Cooley team advising Amryt.

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Everbridge Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $1.5 Billion

February 5, 2024

Cooley advised Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management and national public warning solutions, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo in an all-cash transaction valuing Everbridge at approximately $1.5 billion.

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Payapps to Be Acquired by Autodesk

January 26, 2024

Cooley advised cloud-based construction software company Payapps and its private equity sponsor IFM Investors on a definitive agreement in which Payapps will be acquired by Autodesk, a multinational software company.

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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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