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AGS Announces Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Brightstar Capital Partners for $1.1 Billion

May 9, 2024

Cooley advised PlayAGS, a global gaming supplier of high-performing slots, tables and interactive products, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by the affiliates of Brightstar Capital Partners for $1.1 billion.

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Automattic Acquires Beeper

April 9, 2024

Cooley advised Automattic, a distributed company with 1,965 users in 93 countries speaking 119 different languages, on its acquisition of Beeper, a universal messaging application that combines 14 different chat networks in one inbox.

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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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Community Closes $25 Million Series B

March 22, 2024

Cooley advised Community, a short message service (SMS) customer engagement platform that connects businesses, brands, political and public figures, creators, musicians, celebrities and more, on its $25 million Series B financing. Partner Dave Young led the Cooley team.

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Sazerac Agrees to Acquire BuzzBallz

March 20, 2024

Cooley advised Sazerac, one of the world’s largest distilled spirits companies, on its agreement to acquire BuzzBallz, a woman-owned and family-operated distillery, winery and brewery in Texas.

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Chambers USA: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – California: Los Angeles & Surrounds (2020 – 2024)

Legal 500: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans

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