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2045 Launches and Raises 4 2 Million in PreSeed Funding

June 8, 2023

New York – June 8, 2023 – Cooley advised 2045, an exclusive membership network for influential      professionals of color, on its launch and $4.2 million pre-seed financing. Partner Jason Kent led the Cooley team advising 2045.

Benchstrength led the funding round, with AAF Management and Connecticut Innovations also participating. NBA New Orleans Pelicans player CJ McCollum also participated as an angel investor.

Porter Braswell, a former Goldman Sachs alumnus, founded 2045 to provide a platform and community to empower influential professionals of color to feel seen, heard and valued. The company fills the current market void while addressing the less than 1% of the $50 billion pledged by American companies to support Black communities – and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts – following the death of George Floyd in 2020 . 2045 will provide the necessary tools and programs to help corporations better support, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

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Associate, Washington, DC
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Partner, Washington, DC

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Mirum Pharmaceuticals – $275 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

April 13, 2023

Cooley advised Mirum Pharmaceuticals on its $275 million aggregate principal amount of 4.00% convertible senior notes due 2029. Mirum is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the treatment of rare liver diseases. Jason Kent and Jason Savich led the Cooley team.

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Jason Kent
Partner, New York
Jason Savich
Partner, San Francisco
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Stevie Yu
Associate, New York
Marjorie Roesser
Associate, San Francisco
Nicholaus E. Johnson
Associate, San Diego
Winda Fung
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica

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Mirum Pharmaceuticals – $92 Million Follow-on Offering

September 7, 2022

Cooley advised the issuer for Mirum Pharmaceuticals’ $92 million follow-on offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $23 per share. Mirum is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing therapies for rare and debilitating liver diseases. Partner Jason Kent led the Cooley team.

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Jason Kent
Partner, New York
Nicholaus E. Johnson
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jessica Wade
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego

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Travere Therapeutics – $316 Million Convertible Note Offering

March 9, 2022

Cooley advised Travere Therapeutics on its $316 million offering of 2.25% convertible senior notes due 2029. Travere Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing therapies for people living with rare diseases. Partners Jason Kent, Mischi a Marca and Jason Savich led the Cooley team.

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Partner, New York
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Partner, San Francisco
Jason Savich
Partner, San Francisco
Asa Henin
Special Counsel, San Diego
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Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Timothy Nguyen
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Jackson Alldredge
Associate, Colorado

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Vuori Secures $400 Million Investment From SoftBank Vision Fund 2

November 3, 2021

Cooley advised Vuori on its $400 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a valuation of $4 billion, marking one of the largest investments in a private apparel company. Vuori merges technical clothing with a West Coast aesthetic that looks and feels great. As Vuori embarks upon its next phase of growth,  it will continue to expand its product offerings, make key investments in infrastructure and people, and expand boost its sustainability efforts.

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Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Nicholaus E. Johnson
Associate, San Diego
Jason Kent
Partner, New York
Richard G.S. Lee
Associate, Washington, DC
Kyrsten Lundh
Associate, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Jessica Wade
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego

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Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A – New York (2021 – 2023)

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