David Boles

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About David

David Boles advises clients on capital markets and securities regulation matters. He represents issuers, investment banks and investors on initial public offerings, private placements and other equity capital markets transactions across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, including US-registered offerings by foreign private issuers. In the past three years, David has advised on more than 30 equity capital markets transactions.

He represents issuers active in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, ecommerce, financial services, fintech, retail and consumer.

David is consistently named as a leading individual for equity capital markets work by publications in the UK, including IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

Representative matters:

  • The $510.4 million IPO and Nasdaq listing of Exscientia; advising the company
  • The $107.6 million IPO and Nasdaq listing of Valneva SA; advising the company
  • The direct listing of Pharming Group NV on Nasdaq; advising the company
  • The direct listing of IDEX Biometrics ASA on Nasdaq; advising the company
  • The $113.3 million IPO and Nasdaq listing of Nanobiotix SA; advising the underwriters
  • The $146.6 million IPO and Nasdaq listing of Compass Pathways; advising the underwriters
  • The $93.7 million IPO and NYSE listing of Via optronics AG; advising the underwriters
  • The DKK2.7 billion Rights Offering of Bavarian Nordic on the Nasdaq Copenhagen; advising the issuer
  • The $85 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq of RenalytixAI; advising the issuer
  • The $200 million PIPE of Verona Pharma; advising the underwriters
  • The $244.8 million follow-on offering of Adaptimmune Therapeutics; advising the underwriters
  • The $98.7 million ABB and PIPE of Zealand Pharma; advising the issuer
  • The €300 million IPO and listing of Global Fashion Group on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; advising the underwriters*
  • The US$280 million IPO and concurrent private placement of Jumia Technologies on the NYSE; advising the underwriters*
  • The US$253 million IPO and listing of HeadHunter Group on NASDAQ; advising the issuer*
  • The CHF589 million IPO of Medacta on the SIX Swiss Exchange; advising the issuer*
  • The €150 million IPO of home24 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; advising the underwriters*
  • The €4.2 billion IPO of Siemens Healthineers on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; advising the issuer*
  • The €947 million IPO of Adyen on Euronext Amsterdam; advising the underwriters*
  • The US$240 million US-registered offering and secondary listing of MorphoSys; advising the underwriters*
  • The £407 million IPO of TI Fluid Systems on the London Stock Exchange; advising the issuer*
  • The €377 million IPO of Dermapharm Holding on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; advising the underwriters*
  • The €318 million IPO of HelloFresh on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; advising the underwriters*
  • The SEK4.5 billion IPO and listing of Munters on Nasdaq Stockholm; advising the issuer*
  • The CHF1.9 billion IPO and listing of Galenica Sante on SIX Swiss Exchange; advising the issuer*
  • The US$330 million US-registered IPO of trivago; advising the issuer*
  • The SEK4.154 billion IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Resurs Holding; advising the issuer*
  • The CHF621 million IPO and listing of Vakuum Apparate Technik (VAT Group) on SIX Swiss Exchange; advising the issuer*
  • The SEK4.7 billion IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Dometic Group; advising the issuer*
  • The £354 million IPO and London Stock Exchange listing of Ibstock; advising the underwriters*
  • The US-registered €3.05 billion rights offering by Telefonica; advising the underwriters*
  • The underwritten R10 billon rights offering of Woolworths Holdings to fund the acquisition of David Jones; advising the underwriters*
  • The SEK2.9 billion IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Hoist Finance; advising the issuer*
  • The US$1.5 billion IPO of ISS, the largest Danish IPO since 1994; advising the underwriters*
  • The €724 million rights offering and subsequent €1.74 billion rights offering of Erste Group Bank; advising the company*
  • The €840 million IPO of bpost, the national postal service in Belgium; advising the underwriters*
  • The €400 million rights offering by Murray & Roberts; advising the underwriters*

*Transaction handled prior to joining Cooley

Education

Duke University School of Law
JD, 2002, magna cum laude

Rice University
BA, 1995

Admissions & credentials

New York

England & Wales