Athina Gaki

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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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Partner, London
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
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Special Counsel, London
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Associate, Chicago
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AuditBoard to Be Acquired by Hg for More Than $3 Billion

May 23, 2024

Cooley advised AuditBoard, a leading connected risk platform transforming audit, risk, compliance, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) management, on its agreement to be acquired for more than $3 billion by Hg, an experienced and leading global investor in compliance, risk and accounting software over the last 20 years.

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Associate, New York
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Associate, San Diego
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Freshworks Agrees to Acquire Device42

May 3, 2024

Cooley advised Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH), a company that creates artificial intelligence-boosted business software for IT, customer support, sales, and marketing teams to make them more efficient and deliver more value for immediate business impact, on its agreement and plan of merger with D42 Parent (Device42), pursuant to which Freshworks – through its wholly owned subsidiary, Doppler Merger Sub –will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Device42 for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million.Cooley advised Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH), a company that creates artificial intelligence-boosted business software for IT, customer support, sales, and marketing teams to make them more efficient and deliver more value for immediate business impact, on its agreement and plan of merger with D42 Parent (Device42), pursuant to which Freshworks – through its wholly owned subsidiary, Doppler Merger Sub –will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Device42 for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million.

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Special Counsel, London
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Special Counsel, Colorado
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Associate, London
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Associate, Brussels
Tony P. Guan
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Associate, New York
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Hootsuite to Acquire Talkwalker

April 8, 2024

Cooley advised Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management, on its definitive agreement to acquire Talkwalker, a top artificial intelligence-powered social listening solution.

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Partner, New York
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
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Associate, Washington, DC
Liza Cotter
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Associate, Brussels
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