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Gracell Biotechnologies Agrees to Acquisition by AstraZeneca for up to $1.2 Billion

December 26, 2023

Cooley advised Gracell Biotechnologies, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by AstraZeneca.

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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Brittany K. Wightman
Associate, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Melissa Meza
Associate, San Diego
Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Singapore
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong
Samantha Zhang
Associate, Singapore
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Amanda Griggs
Associate, New York
Sara Kim
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Patrick Sharma
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Daniel Lac
Associate, San Diego
Sarah Oliai
Associate, Washington, DC

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Gracell Biotechnologies Announces Up to $150 Million Private Placement Financing Joined by Syndicate of Premier Healthcare Investors

August 9, 2023

Cooley advised Gracell Biotechnologies, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative and highly efficacious cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases, on its private placement financing of up to $150 million.

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Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong
Harvey Yao
Associate, Hong Kong
Samantha Zhang
Associate, Singapore
Zhengyang Li
Senior Legal Assistant, Hong Kong

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Summit Healthcare Closes Business Combination With YS Biopharma

March 20, 2023

Cooley advised Summit Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (Summit Healthcare), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, on its business combination with YishengBio Co., Ltd. (YS Biopharma), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing new generations of innovative vaccines and therapeutic biologics.

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Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Yiming Liu
Partner in Charge – Shanghai, Shanghai
Tim Pitrelli
Partner, Singapore
Steven Holm
Associate, Singapore
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong
Harvey Yao
Associate, Hong Kong
Samantha Zhang
Associate, Singapore
Iris Yang
Senior Legal Assistant, Shanghai
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York

Singapore-based Grab’s Record SPAC Marks Southeast Asia’s Largest Ever US Equity Offering

April 14, 2021

Cooley advised J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Evercore as part of Grab’s agreement to merge with Altimeter Capital’s special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. The transaction marks the largest SPAC merger in history and values the SoftBank-backed technology company at approximately $40 billion. Will Cai in Hong Kong and Ferish Patel in Singapore led a global team of Cooley lawyers across Hong Kong, Singapore and the US on the transaction.

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Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Ferish Patel
Partner, Singapore
David Peinsipp
Partner, San Francisco
Eric Jensen
Vice Chair, Palo Alto
Matthew Bartus
Partner, San Francisco
C. Thomas Hopkins
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Luke Cadigan
Partner in Charge – Boston, Boston
Daniel Grooms
Partner, Washington, DC
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong

2023 12 26 Gracell Biotechnologies to be Acquired by AstraZeneca for up to Approximately 1 2 Billion

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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Brittany K. Wightman
Associate, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Melissa Meza
Associate, San Diego
Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Singapore
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong
Samantha Zhang
Associate, Singapore
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Amanda Griggs
Associate, New York
Sara Kim
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Patrick Sharma
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Daniel Lac
Associate, San Diego
Sarah Oliai
Associate, Washington, DC
James Lin
Associate, New York

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