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Alto Neuroscience Announces $147.9 Million IPO

February 6, 2024

Cooley advised Alto Neuroscience, a company redefining psychiatry by leveraging individuals’ neurobiology to develop personalized and highly effective medicines and helping patients get better faster, on its $147.9 million initial public offering.

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Vaxcyte Announces $862.5 Million Public Offering

February 5, 2024

Cooley advised Vaxcyte, a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company, on its $862.5 million follow-on public offering.

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HighLight Capital Closes $550 Million HLC USD Fund IV

January 11, 2024

Cooley advised HighLight Capital (HLC) on the close of its flagship HLC USD Fund IV at approximately $550 million.

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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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Baird Capital Closes Sixth Venture Capital Fund

December 18, 2023

Cooley advised Baird Capital, a manager of two investment platforms – venture capital and global private equity – investing in business-to-business technology and services-focused companies worldwide, on the final close of its sixth US venture capital fund, its largest venture fund to date, with a total of $218 million in committed capital.

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Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A – Colorado (2020 – 2023)

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