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2024 01 11 MadCap Software Acquires Xyleme

January 11, 2024

Cooley advised MadCap Software, a multichannel content authoring, management and publishing solutions provider, on its acquisition of Xyleme, which offers intelligent content management for the development, control, delivery, and syndication of vital proprietary learning and development content across the enterprise.

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Battery Ventures Acquires GrammaTech’s Software Products

September 5, 2023

Cooley advised Battery Ventures, a global investment firm focusing on technology, on its acquisition of GrammaTech’s software products division, including the CodeSonar and CodeSentry product lines.

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Associate, Reston
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Associate, Boston
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Associate, Reston
Danielle Crinnion
Associate, Boston
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Umer Chaudhry
Associate, Washington, DC
Chris Lynn
Associate, London
Charlotte Irvine
Associate, London
Brian Focarino
Associate, Boston
Megan Boss
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Redx Pharma to Merge With Jounce Therapeutics

March 6, 2023

Cooley advised Redx Pharma, a UK clinical-stage biotechnology company, on its all share merger with Jounce Therapeutics, a US clinical-stage immunotherapy company, in a $425 million and contingent value right transaction.

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Partner, London
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Partner, London
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Partner, London
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Special Counsel, Palo Alto
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
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StepZen Sells to IBM

February 8, 2023

Cooley advised StepZen – the developer of a GraphQL server with a unique architecture that helps build GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs) quickly and with less code – on its sale to IBM. Partner David Segre led the Cooley team advising StepZen.

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Associate, Palo Alto
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Associate, San Diego
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Partner, Palo Alto
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Associate, London
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Associate, Palo Alto
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
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Associate, Chicago
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Associate, Washington, DC
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Partner, San Francisco
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Digital Shadows Agrees to Sell to ReliaQuest

July 27, 2022

Cooley advised Digital Shadows, a company that delivers threat intelligence for security teams, on its agreement to sell to ReliaQuest, a force multiplier of security operations, for $160 million. Partners Rowook Park and Erik Edwards, along with associates Bram Couvreur, Rajdeep Bains, Mary Wilbourn and Omed Sharifi, led the Cooley team advising Digital Shadows. 

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Rankings & accolades

Chambers & Partners (UK): Up & Coming - Employment (2022)

The Legal 500 UK: Employers (2022)

He is clearly a top subject-matter expert in his field but what sets him apart is his ability to deliver pragmatic and commercial advice.

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