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Tectonic Therapeutic Announces Merger With AVROBIO, $130.7 Million Private Financing Commitments

January 30, 2024

Cooley advised Tectonic Therapeutic, a privately held biotechnology company developing G-protein coupled receptor-targeted therapeutic proteins, on its definitive merger agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction with AVROBIO, a gene therapy company with a purpose to free people from a lifetime of genetic disease. Tectonic also obtained $130.7 million in private financing commitments with a syndicate of new and existing leading life sciences investors in connection with the merger.

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Miguel J. Vega
Partner, Boston
Marc Recht
Partner, Boston
Courtney Thorne
Partner, Boston
Michael Rohr
Partner, Boston
Matthew Pavao
Partner, Boston
Nyron J. Persaud
Partner, New York
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Chen Chen
Partner, Boston
Sarah Lightdale
Partner, New York
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Mark Windfeld-Hansen
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
William Corcoran
Of Counsel, Boston
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Ryan Montgomery
Special Counsel, Boston

SystImmune Announces Global Strategic Collaboration With Bristol Myers Squibb

December 11, 2023

Cooley advised SystImmune, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, on its exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Bristol Myers Squibb for SystImmune’s BL-B01D1.

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Kate Hillier
Partner, Seattle
Lila Hope
Partner, Palo Alto
Chen Chen
Partner, Boston
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jonathan Kaufman
Associate, Palo Alto
Zack Gong
Associate, Shanghai
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Freddy Yip
Associate, Hong Kong
David D. Suh
Associate, Palo Alto
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Washington, DC
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Daniel Millard
Associate, London
Zhijing Yu
Associate, Singapore
Rachel Thorn
Partner, New York
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC

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Goldfinch Bio Announces Strategic Collaboration with Gilead

October 29, 2020

Goldfinch Bio on its strategic collaboration with Gilead Sciences to discover, develop and commercialize a pipeline of innovative therapeutics for diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and certain orphan kidney diseases.

Under the terms of the agreement, Goldfinch will receive $55 million in upfront payments, which includes a $5 million equity investment, and an additional $54 million to support the development of the KGA platform for DKD. Goldfinch is also eligible to receive up to $1.95 billion in potential payments for the first five collaboration programs based on the successful achievement of research, development, regulatory and commercial milestones, and tiered royalties on sales of potential products originating from the collaboration. Additionally, Goldfinch retains the option to equally share in US profits for certain optioned products in certain pre-defined kidney indications.


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Lila Hope
Partner, Palo Alto
Chen Chen
Associate, Palo Alto
Chen Chen
Partner, Boston

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Zealand Pharma – $89 Million IPO

August 8, 2017

Cooley advised the underwriters on Zealand Pharma A/S’s $89 million initial public offering of 5,031,250 American Depositary Shares in the United States, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.

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Josh Kaufman
Partner, New York
Div Gupta
Partner, New York
Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
Dayne Brown
Associate, New York
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Heidi A. Erlacher
Partner, Boston
Chen Chen
Partner, Boston
Stephanie Gentile
Partner, New York
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado

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